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Reprinted from PN/Paraplegia News September 2013

My Extraordinary Life tells how Monica Sucha Vickers addresses the realities of being born a congenital triple amputee.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 27 million women in the United States have disabilities. These women deal with not only physical limitations but also social stigmas and even discrimination.

In her book My Extraordinary Life, Monica Sucha Vickers addresses the realities of being born a congenital triple amputee.

“I have had people tell me that they don’t know what to say to people who are disabled, and some have even said they are afraid of disabled people,” Vickers says. “I encourage all people to see disabled people as people, try to look past their disability and remember that they are just like everyone else.”

Vickers wants to change the world’s perception of people with disabilities as well as the way these individuals see themselves. She hopes sharing her story will break the stereotypes and standards set by others.

My Extraordinary Life is available in hardcover ($29.95), paperback ($19.99) and Kindle ($3.00) formats at amazon.com.

 

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