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I am a mother of four. I have a daughter who is 25, a stepson who is 20, a son who is 15 and a son who is 12. We live in southwest Florida. I have a wonderful husband, John. We enjoy fishing, camping and have recently taken up paddle boarding. We also enjoy cooking great meals together. I was born in Buffalo, New York and moved to southwest Florida in 1978 after the blizzard of 1977 and my parents figured that they were done with snow! I have done everything there is to do in restaurants from dish washing to managing. Living with a child with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy really makes you realize how good the rest of the population has it and when asked many times throughout my motherhood "how do you do it?" my only response was when you love someone as much as you love your child you don't think about it, you just do it. Having a child with a terminal illness you have to learn how to cope and love in ways that you never knew existed. It is because of this tremendous love that I decided to write my book. I wanted the memory of my son to live on, I wanted his inspiration on everyone he came in contact with to help others. I want to help others that are in the same situation that we were cope with it the best possible and if that only means helping them to realize that they are not alone and there is help out there for them and there are others going through the exact same situation then my wishes for my book have been fulfilled.