Community Partners: Congregation B'nai Torah; The Jewish Abilities Alliance of Greater Atlanta; Woodward Academy.
BRENT PEASE & KYLE PEASE, Beyond the Finish
Diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a child, Kyle Pease had grown up supporting his athlete brothers, Brent and Evan, from the sidelines. While his condition limited his ability to play sports, it didn’t dampen Kyle’s passion for them, nor did it stop the Pease family from including Kyle in various excursions. From rolling his wheelchair in Yosemite National Park to zipping down Colorado snow slopes, there was never a dull moment with the Pease brothers. Where there was a wheel, there was a way to adventure.
In this memoir that interweaves both their perspectives, Kyle and Brent recount the experiences that shaped the strength, tenacity, and undying bond that has resonated between them since childhood, culminating with participating in the IRONMAN World Championship in Kona, Hawaii.
ANDY LIPMAN, The CF Warrior Project
Andy Lipman, an Atlantan who has lived with cystic fibrosis (CF) since birth, is walking proof that you can do anything you set your mind to. In his fourth book about CF, Andy chronicles the lives of 50 warriors living and fighting the disease. Their stories are tales of those who have beaten the odds by working hard to make their own dreams come true. Lipman also continues to dedicate his live to finding a cure for this terminal disease. He and his family founded the Wish for Wendy Foundation in memory of his older sister, who died from CF after only 16 days of life. As of 2019, the foundation has contributed more than $4 million to help raise awareness for CF and to fund research for a cure.
"Andy's book will provide hope for those who so desperately need it. These stories of strength and determination are inspiration to keep fighting in our own lives."
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