Staunton native returns as author with a touching story – Marfan syndrome

stauntonA lesson of triumph through life’s trials … the true story of Patrick Gorman, a boy who overcame deafness and Marfan syndrome with the support of his family.

Thousands of children in the United States are diagnosed with deafness each year. Over 50,000 people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, a connective tissue disease that threatens the heart, lungs, and spinal cord. Few have to struggle with both of these illnesses, and even fewer have overcome these disadvantages with the determination and compassion of Patrick Gorman.

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