Author Jill Gilson’s new book “Dad’s Journey: The One That Taught Us How to Love” is a poignant memoir of her father’s life and battle with a devastating illness.

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Recent release “Dad’s Journey: The One That Taught Us How to Love” from Page Publishing author Jill Gilson is a touching reflection on the life of her father, Arnie Kustka, a veteran and father of four whose increasingly serious complications following a routine surgery baffled doctors and ultimately left this hearty and active man confined to a wheelchair. His life after paralysis is an inspiring lesson in grace, unfailing positivity, and the power of an abiding faith.

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Jill Gilson is an English teacher and mother of three adult children with thirty years of experience in both public and private high schools presently residing in Luxemburg, Wisconsin with her husband Tony. She has published her new book “Dad’s Journey: The One That Taught Us How to Love”: a moving tribute to a life well lived, even in the face of overwhelming challenges.

“Dad’s Journey” tells the story of one family who rely on each other to endure a life-changing event. When Arnie Kustka became a paraplegic from a blood infection, his life turned upside down. The list of things that he would no longer be able to do grew. The challenges that he needed to overcome increased.

Many emotions were felt as Arnie’s health became the family roller coaster, but the family’s determination to give both Arnie and his wife, Shirley, the best life they could possibly have remained constant. The four children did their parts in caring for their parents.

Arnie experienced the end of his life from the height of a wheelchair. Even though his legs would no longer work, his sense of humor and love for a good joke were never lost. His journey was not an easy one, but with Shirley by his side, they learned to accept his condition. The family’s faith and love for each other grew stronger, even after Arnie’s passing. They realized that God had a plan for Arnie.

Read about the man whose family learned how to love in the midst of a tragedy.

Published by Page Publishing, Jill Gilson’s engrossing book is a powerful testament to the power of faith, love, and family.

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “Dad’s Journey: The One That Taught Us How to Love” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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