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Riding the Gold Curve.

When Abby, the main character in this novel, is first diagnosed with MS, she is a young divorced mother working as a public health nurse in Texas. Twenty-five years later when the novel ends, she is starting a new life as a health educator in North Carolina. The years between are a mix of despair and triumph as Abby fights for survival and independence.

Author Faye Morgan always said that only two things stood between her and her dream of becoming a doctor: chemistry class and multiple sclerosis. She learned enough chemistry to become a registered nurse, and while working as a public health nurse she was diagnosed with MS. Her novel and her life are both a tribute to the human spirit.

Reviewed by Cindy Sorenson, manager of counseling services for the Client & Community Services Department of the National MS Society.
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Author:Sorenson, Cindy
Publication:Inside MS
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Jan 1, 1995
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