Adversity comes to us at some point in our lives - the question is, how do we respond to it? Debra Wright, a licensed social worker, was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis when she was only 3 years old, which is quite a challenge to face at such a young age. Over time, she lost the ability to move her joints which left her disabled both physically and emotionally. When she was 21, she had groundbreaking surgery to have both hips and knees replaced within 10 days of each other, the youngest person ever to do so. In fact, she was featured in an NBC documentary describing the procedure. During her stay in the hospital, she started the process of physical and emotional healing from her condition. For the past 15 years, she has been spreading the message of healing and facing adversity to live your life to the fullest.
Could there be a better way to bring in the New Year than to hear her message and learn how to overcome the obstacles you face? Please come by the Headquarters library Foundation Room on Saturday, January 5, 2013 from 1 to 2:30 pm to hear her powerful story and come away inspired. To learn more about Debra, visit her website. Also, check out our collection to help you in your life's journey.