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Book Talk with Jessica Fein - Breath Taking: A Memoir of Family, Dreams, and Broken Genes

May 14, 2024, 8:00 PM ET

This event was a thought-provoking discussion with Jessica Fein, author of Breath Taking: A Memoir of Family, Dreams and Broken Genes. This poignant memoir takes readers on a journey through the roller coaster of complex parenting, exploring themes of love, resilience, and the profound impact of a rare degenerative disease on one family’s existence.

This event explored:

  • How we learn to live in the present when the future can’t be fixed
  • The isolation that comes when we’re thrust into rare parenting and the power of finding our community
  • How we can balance the duality of being a relentless advocate while also providing a calm and supportive presence for our children
  • The impact on siblings and what the author would do differently today
  • The meaning of ambiguous grief and how naming it allows us to integrate the powerful emotions we feel
  • The realization that joy and sorrow can live together

This memoir is not just a narrative of personal tragedy but a testament to the strength of the human spirit in the face of life’s most challenging circumstances.

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