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Not fade away: a memoir of senses lost and found

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Thirty-four-year-old Rebecca Alexander is a psychotherapist, a spin instructor, a volunteer, and an athlete. She is also almost completely blind, with significantly deteriorated hearing. Not Fade Away is a deeply moving exploration of the obstacles we all face-physical, psychological, and philosophical. Rebecca's story is an exquisite reminder to live each day to its fullest. In Not Fade Away, Rebecca charts her journey from a teenager who tried to hide her disabilities to a woman who is able to face the world exactly as she is. Even though Rebecca inhabits a gradually darkening world, she refuses to let that stop her from living life with joy and enthusiasm.
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display_description Born with a rare genetic mutation called Usher Syndrome type III, Rebecca Alexander has been simultaneously losing both her sight and hearing since she was a child, and was told that she would likely be completely blind and deaf by age 30. Then, at 18, a fall from a window left her athletic body shattered. None of us know what we would do in the face of such devastation. What Rebecca did was rise to every challenge she faced. She refused to lose her drive, her zest for life and--maybe most importantly--her sense of humor. Now, at 35, with only a sliver of sight and significantly deteriorated hearing, she is a psychotherapist with two masters' degrees from Columbia University, and an athlete who teaches spin classes and regularly competes in extreme endurance races. She greets every day with boundless energy, innate curiosity, and a strength of spirit that have led her to places we can't imagine. Here, Rebecca tells her extraordinary story, meditating on what she's lost, and what she's found in return.--From publisher description.
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subject_facet Alexander, Rebecca -- (Psychotherapist) -- Health, People with disabilities -- United States -- Biography, Retinitis pigmentosa -- Patients -- United States -- Biography, Usher's syndrome -- Patients -- United States -- Biography
title_display Not fade away : a memoir of senses lost and found
title_full Not Fade Away A Memoir of Senses Lost and Found, Not fade away : a memoir of senses lost and found / by Rebecca Alexander with Sascha Alper
title_short Not fade away :
title_sub a memoir of senses lost and found
topic_facet Alexander, Rebecca, Biography & Autobiography, Health, Nonfiction, Patients, People with disabilities, Retinitis pigmentosa, Usher's syndrome