Growing Up Superheroes: The Extraordinary Adventures of Deihlia Nye

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In 1983, Diane Fraser is emerging from the trauma of a violent family home life when her niece Deihlia is born with problems so severe that her prognosis is death before week’s end. Blessed with a powerful resilience and a pioneering female surgeon, Deihlia survives over 40 major surgeries, coming close to death many times. Through her humor, mischief, and appetite for life, Deihlia shows people how to live with gusto and maneuver around obstacles – self created or otherwise. Like the superhero characters she loves, Deihlia undergoes major physical transformations, brushes with the law, and experiences magic, danger, and changes of identity. Growing along with her, “Auntie” Diane helps Deihlia live an independent life, and comes to understand just how much her own will and attitude influence her reality. Growing Up Superheroes is the unforgettable true story of Deihlia Nye, the girl whose grasp of death pushed her to fly beyond her limits, taking others along with her who are brave enough to rise to the challenge.

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"Deihlia's indomitable spirit is masterfully captured on every page by the author, Diane Fraser. Her zest for life, while struggling through physical boundaries, is limitless, and makes us mere mortals question what we are doing with our lives. I was particularly touched by the tight circle of family and friends that surrounded Deihlia and created the container for her to unfurl, eventually becoming their teacher. Although her life was short, it shone brightly and warmed all of us in its glow, even those who never met her. She really was and is a powerful Superhero as her spirit lives on still and continues to challenge us to live richer lives." -Lisa Laberge

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