The Same Smile: The Triumph of a Mother's Love After Losing Two Daughters

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The Same Smile - The Triumph of a Mother's Love After Losing Two Daughters, is the story of 2 of my 4 daughters. My first born was lost to adoption in 1968 when I was 17 years old. 21 years later, my second born daughter was lost to leukemia at the age of 16. It is the story of my struggles & triumphs as a broken hearted mother in search of her first lost daughter.

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Susan Mello Souza, founder & co-owner of NEASPA, is the author of the moving memoir The Same Smile: The Triumph of a Mother's Love After Losing Two Daughters. In 1968, at the age of 17, Susan surrendered her first-born daughter to adoption. Her birthmother experience has led Susan to become an active member in various birthmother support groups, while providing her the opportunity to assist several individuals in their reunions. Her spirit and resilience has enabled Susan to triumph over life's disappointments. After the death of her 16-year-old daughter, Jacqueline, in 1990, she founded The Friends of Jackie Memorial Fund, which has raised and distributed over $90,000 in scholarships, charitable contributions and gifts for local families in need of assistance. Susan is also an inspirational speaker having recently returned from Monterey, CA where she spoke at the Concerned United Birthparents Conference. She has also lectured at Salve Regina University in Newport, RI, Stonehill College in Easton, MA, American Business Women's Assocation, "Strengthening Your Spirit" Reiki Weekend Retreat, New Bedford Rotary Club, and at St. Mary's School in New Bedford, MA, after her book was listed in their summer reading program. She resides in Acushnet, MA.

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I finished your book. Outstanding. Your writing is excellent. Well done. I will use it in my memoir writing workshops. --John Prophet, Author, English Professor - Boston Unversity September 2005

...I cried, laughed, and most importantly, embraced the gifts of my own life; especially the gift of my children. --Laurie O'Neil, September 2005

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