Fan Mail

When I returned home after having spinal fusion surgery, it took me several days before I had the energy to sit down at my computer and sift through the stack of email messages. Gosh, was I ever rewarded for my effort. The following message buoyed me for the rest of the day, so I want to share it with you. I deleted the sender’s last name for her privacy.

> On Apr 12, 2018, at 8:33 AM, Tracy wrote:
> Dear Ms. Hiland,
> I found your book, “The Bumpy Road to Assisted Living”, through Joe Blundo’s column in the Columbus Dispatch. The book shows your courage and your sense of humor. I truly enjoyed the sharing of your journey with your mother. It gives good insight into life situations that most of us have to experience.
> You are an inspiration to me as a low vision individual myself. I was brought up hiding and being ashamed of my poor vision. At the age of 58, I am finally letting go of these beliefs and I believe that your book was brought to me so that I could see that there is another way.
> I applaud the work that you have done on behalf of visually impaired people. Thank you for your inspiration.
> Tracy
> Sent from my iPad

Thank you Tracy, and thank you Joe.

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  1. That is so wonderful! I’ve had my share of fan mail, but no one ever told me my book changed their life.

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