A Woman of Vision: A True Story of Courage, Determination, and Vivid Blindness

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Woman of Vision is the true story of Betty Clark Mong who was an international inspiration to tens of thousands as a shining example of how to live a full and successful life despite a severe disability. In a race against time author, Joanna Stark, and Betty worked feverishly to tell the story that chronicles Betty’s ninety-two years of life. It begins as a toddler stricken with juvenile arthritis, on through adulthood with only 2% vision. Her adventures included sizzling romances, First Ladies, Hollywood elite, Vegas mobsters and work as a child star, a public speaker, film consultant, and educator all with profound vision loss. Then, mid life, the unthinkable happened....... Foreword by Dr. Ronald Smith, and reviews by Academy Award-winning actress, Patty Duke, Denise DeBarry-Hay and Dr. Ivan Misner.

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Joanna Rivera Stark is an award winning educator, writer and filmmaker. Her most recent book, A Woman of Vision, tells the true story of one woman’s triumph over incredible odds.Stark has a daughter, two stepsons and lives in Southern California with her husband.

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Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. 131 pages. Joanna Rivera Starks, A Woman of Vision, is a true story that gives a touching portrait of a Betty Clark Mong who overcame unfathomable obstacles to an inspiration to millions of people. Having encountered a series of physical challenges from the time she was a young girl, Mongs perseverance in the face of adversity proves that nothing is impossible. Written in Mongs own voice, A Woman of Vision details her ninety-two years of life; beginning from the moment she was stricken with juvenile arthritis as a toddler and later blindness. As Mong recalls her years as a public speaker, a long friendship with a Las Vegas mobster, meetings with Hollywood celebrities, introductions to two First Ladies, and an especially heartwarming romance. Readers will gain a true sense of this extraordinary woman who led a remarkable life. Dr. Ronald E. Smith, a professor and chairman for the University of Southern California and Doheny Eye Institute Department of Ophthalmology includes the following in his foreword; A Woman of Vision is a moving chronicle of what can be accomplished when giving up is never an option. . . A Woman of Vision is a wonderful tribute to the transformational power of courage, perseverance, and compassion. Betty has inspired me personally to become a better physician for my patients, a better leader and teacher for my students, a better husband and parent, and a better person. You, as a reader of this book, will also be touched and inspired, and you will also be a better person. Academy award winning actress, Anna Patty Duke Pearce says, A Woman of Vision demonstrates that perfect vision is not just of the eyes. One thing is certain, as you finish the last page, you will close the book with your eyes wide open and focused on your own personal vision! This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9780615794037

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