New Book Reminds Readers They’re ‘Bent But Not Broken’

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Jakia Cheatham’s new book follows path of enduring path despite struggle with scoliosis, healing from surgery.

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'I want people to remember, they are bent but never broken,' Cheatham says.

Author Jakia Cheatham has been a person of faith for as long as she can remember. This faith was truly put to the test, however, when she found out that her scoliosis was beyond the point of wearing a simple brace – she needed surgery.

Cheatham invites readers to experience her emotional and trying journey in her new inspirational bookBent But Not Broken: Prayer Changes Things” (published by WestBow Press), which chronicles her battle with scoliosis and struggle to maintain faith.

Cheatham – as the choir president, Bible study teacher and youth president at her church – is used to helping others. When her scoliosis took a turn for the worse, however, she knew it was time to turn her attention to herself for once.

“Bent But Not Broken” follows Cheatham’s difficult journey through surgery and healing. She hopes her story will not only inspire other youths struggling with scoliosis, but give a voice to those struggling with illnesses around the world.

“I want people to remember, they are bent but never broken,” Cheatham says.

“Bent But Not Broken”
By Jakia Cheatham
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 108 pages | ISBN 9781490841571
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 108 pages | ISBN 9781490841557
E-Book | 110 pages | ISBN 9781490841564
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Jakia Cheatham is a ministry leader, writer and faithful church attendee. She is the choir president, youth president and Bible study leader at her grandfather’s church. “Bent But Not Broken” is her first book, which chronicles her battle with scoliosis and the strength and courage she gained from it.

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