On Sale: September 29, 2015
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When Mitt and Ann Romney met in their late teens, a great
American love story began. And their life together would be
blessed: five healthy sons, financial security, and a home
filled with joy. Despite the typical ups and downs, they had
a storybook life.
Then, in 1998, Ann was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
She couldn't believe it was real; there were no therapies or
treatments to help her. Mitt told her that day that they
would tackle the diagnosis as a team: They were in it
together. "As long as it isn't fatal, we're fine. If you
have to be in a wheelchair, I'll be right there to push it,"
he told her. And Ann thought, "But I'll be the one in the
wheelchair." A caregiver and helper her whole life, she'd
crossed a terrible invisible line. She wouldn't be able to
care for her family anymore. She was the patient. Ann and
Mitt would face the most frightening and humbling experience
of their lives.
From reflections on her early life, her marriage, and her
diagnosis and recovery, the sources of her faith, and the
stories of others who overcame adversity and inspired her to
keep going, In This Together is a brave and deeply
honest portrait of a family facing an unexpected blow, often
in the most public of circumstances.
"A lot of people talk about a transformation that happens
when life throws you a curve ball, and the big one in my
life was my MS diagnosis. With all the blessings I've had,
MS has been my greatest teacher: It has taught me about
faith, compassion, and serving others. I've met many people
along the way who've shared advice and demonstrated enormous
resilience in the face of challenges; their stories gave me
strength. In sharing my story, I want to give others hope as
I've been given hope on this journey."
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