SHOWgrinsComing Spring 2013
Women Who Walk on Water
5-STAR BOOK REVIEW: SHOWgrins is a beautifully written book about a disease that very few people know about. Discovered by Dr. Henrik Sjögren in 1933, Sjögren's syndrome is the second most common autoimmune disease and has impacted the lives of millions. Tennis Pro Venus Williams has this incurable disease and had to temporarily leave the circuit because of how it impacted her body. Author Betty Collier does a wonderful job of weaving five different stories throughout this book. While presenting the reader with this terrible disease, Betty writes it from a very inspiring and uplifting way to encourage those who may be experiencing some of these symptoms and don't have a clue what is happening to their bodies. Within these five remarkable stories, the reader will see that this disease reaches across the borders of age, ethnic groups, and socioeconomic status. It is how a person reacts to the news of this disease that has entered their bodies that will truly make a difference in their lives. Sheer determination and support of one's family make a huge difference. They may have to drastically change their lifestyles, but they don't have to stop living. That is one of the very encouraging points I was able to lift from this book. Even when trouble comes, face it head on and be an over comer. Great job Betty Collier!
Reviewed by Darin Godby for Readers Favorite
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