A Test of Human Spirit

by Jean Catherine Vaughn

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/5/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 158
ISBN : 9781452549866
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 158
ISBN : 9781452549859
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 158
ISBN : 9781452549842

About the Book

How would you react if, in the midst of a heated argument, your daughter ran out of the room and stabbed herself three times in the stomach with a Bowie knife? This is what happened to me…but wait…there is more.

Afterglow is my story, a mother’s story. It begins at the funeral of my youngest child, Melanie. Page by page, I share the story of my early development, leading up to adulthood and two unsuccessful marriages. As my children grow, I learn that both my daughters have a genetic disorder called Ataxia. All during those volatile years I yearn for a foundation of stability for myself and my children. The Fates led me to spend a significant amount of time with a Seneca Elder who taught me many lessons about life. At the time, I didn’t realize how significant these lessons would prove to be.

About the Author

Jean Vaughn is retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.  She was the editor of her bureau’s newsletter and wrote a monthly column on her Native American experiences for the local union newsletter.  In her retirement, she is a guest lecturer at the local community college, addressing international communications during travel.  Her writings and lectures come from a place of deep joy, passion, and commitment in the belief that we are here to help each other reach our full potential.