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(Note: This book is ONLY available through Bill and Esther. A limited number of copies of Bill's exciting autobiography remain.) Paperback, 6" x 9", 238 pages.
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In his book, Bill Horner, a Canadian hard-rock miner who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1975, presents a touching portrayal of the difficult road to acceptance that faced him after his diagnosis -- acceptance, not only of his MS, but his myriad of life changes: divorce from his childhood sweetheart, his (temporary) loss of identity, disciplinary problems with his children -- that he faced over the years.
Ironically, perhaps the best thing about this book is that Bill is not himself a professional writer. Reading his book is like sitting down at coffee with a friend who gently philosophizes about his fascinating life story. Although the book begins with a scene in an emergency room where Bill was treated after attempted suicide, it is not a story of despair. On the contrary, it is a story of hope and triumph over despair.
Bill Horner doesn't downplay the hardship of chronic illness, he doesn't claim to have found the secret of acceptance overnight. What he does is honestly portray his journey to acceptance as difficult and frustrating -- and full of surprises, both good and bad.
The book's several appendixes offer questions and answers with a noted neurologist as well as other books about multiple sclerosis.