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One Family’s Inspirational Journey from a Medical Diagnosis to a New Look on Life

Dr. Erica Kosal has written a wonderful new inspirational book about her family’s journey through a tough medical diagnosis. Kosal says, “A medical diagnosis can change your life, but how you deal with that news decides your future.” She hopes her book reminds everyone that miracles surround them daily; there is power in belief; and when there is hope, there is possibility.

Raleigh, NC, June 15, 2013 --( After receiving a misdiagnosis of ALS/Lou Gehrig's disease in 2006, Jim Young committed to beating the odds. Working with Erica, his wife and devoted advocate, Jim focused on the signs and messages that surrounded his family, such as a friend's words, which ultimately led to a correct diagnosis of chronic Lyme disease, a subject of considerable controversy within the medical establishment.

Dealing with insurance companies, healthcare professionals, and the politics surrounding the definition and treatment of the disease while trying to recover remains a difficult challenge. Although Jim and Erica were convinced that he would live a normal life again, play his much-loved game of golf, and return to a gratifying job, Jim's battle with the disease continues.

Despite the difficulties, Jim, his family and friends, and all who support him are grateful for the blessings in life and the many miracles they've encountered along the way. Reading this inspirational story is a reminder that when there is hope, there is possibility, and that good things are present even in the worst of times.

Book Information:
Miracles for Daddy: A Family's Inspirational Fight Against a Modern Medical Goliath
Author: Erica Kosal, PhD
Publisher: Burro Publishing
ISBN: 978-0985680909
Published: December 2012
Pages: 342

About The Author:
Dr. Kosal is the blogger of Traveling Troubled Times, where she writes about her experiences with raising two small children, caring for her chronically ill husband, and juggling a full-time career as a professor. She and her husband also maintain a website, Bounce to Resilience. This site is designed to provide information and help to people experiencing extreme stress and adversity.

Erica is also a public speaker inspiring people to take control of their own situation by adopting resilient strategies and finding their own hidden strengths.

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