Hartville, OH, September 14, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Hosted by GentleBrook at their Event Center in Hartville, meet the Author Denise Zarrella (Anchor/Reporter for WOIO-TV-19 Action News-Cleveland) and Toby Gingerich (skydiver pictured on the book cover and a GentleBrook client & Stark County Native). Learn more about Ms. Zarrella’s new book “Not Even The Sky Is the LIMIT, which showcases the abilities of children and adults with Down Syndrome. The book is the result of the author's own beautiful journey to find out what life with her daughter would be like. Turn the pages, and you'll see that people with Down Syndrome are able to enjoy doing everything everyone else does. A portion of the proceeds from the book will be donated to GentleBrook and other organizations that improve the lives of people who live with Down Syndrome.”
When: Thursday, September 19, 2013; 5pm-7pm
Where: GentleBrook Event Centre
936 W. Maple Street (SR 619)
Hartville, Ohio 44632
Book Purchases: Books will be available at the event for purchase
or can be ordered online at: Not Even The Sky Is The LIMIT
About Toby Gingerich – Book Cover & Skydiving Extraordinaire A Stark county native, Toby graduated from Glen Oak High School.
Besides Skydiving and being featured on the book cover of “Not Even The Sky Is The LIMIT,” he also enjoys working, swimming, bike riding, karate, collecting figurines and spending time with his family.
Toby is very active & involved in the local community. He participates in several day habilitation work programs including GentleWorks (a division of GentleBrook) & The Stark County Board of Developmental Disabilities-West Stark Center. Toby is an inspiration to us all.
GentleBrook is a not-for-profit organization that offers residential services, day habilitation and supported employment programs for individuals with developmental disabilities. Founded in September 1974, the organization is dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities, with their mission of maximizing each individual’s potential and independence.
In addition to the organization’s core services, GentleBrook also operates a Woodshop & Craft Production Program, a Farming & Horticulture Program, 3 retail store locations (Stark, Coshocton, & Holmes Counties) for product sales, along with many community partnerships to further enhance and enrich the lives of their clients and the local communities in which it serves. GentleBrook also owns and operations GentleBrook Centre which includes an event center available to the community for rental.
GentleBrook’s corporate offices, one of their residential-intermediate care facilities (ICF), and one of their day habilitation sites are located in Hartville Ohio. Their other residential facilities and day habilitation work site are located in West Lafayette, Coshocton County. All of GentleBrook’s facilities are licensed and certified by the State of Ohio. GentleBrook currently provides residential and day habilitation services to 170 clients.
For more information about the services and programs GentleBrook offers visit www.GentleBrook.org
About Denise Zarrella
Denise Zarrella is an Emmy Award-winning reporter who has spent the past two decades covering hard news. She has met with historic figures, including U.S. Presidents and rock stars, but the people she has been most touched by are the children at the center of many of her stories.
Zarrella began her career at Fox's "America's Most Wanted," where she researched cases involving unsolved crimes and missing children. From there, she shifted gears to news and headed to Atlanta, where she became an Associate Producer at CNN's World Headquarters. While at CNN, she began reporting for TBS's morning show "Interact America," and her on-air journey began. Denise left CNN and TBS to become a full-time Anchor/Reporter at WBBJ, in Jackson, Tennessee. She has also worked in Champaign, Illinois, and Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, which returned her to her hometown in the Poconos.
Today she is proud to call Cleveland home, where she is an Anchor/Reporter for WOIO-TV.
She says the stories she loves doing the most are the ones that empower those who may not otherwise have a voice - especially those who live in poverty or who are disabled.
"Not even the Sky is the Limit" is her first children's book, and was inspired by her daughter Gianna, who has Down Syndrome. The book is also meant for adults, who will clearly see by turning the pages that there are no limits to what those living with disabilities can do.