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May 12, 2021

We’re talking about Books That Make You Live A Fulfilling Life No Matter Your Situation

People deal with all sorts of health issues and physical ailments. Some of us can’t hear, see, talk or even walk. What lessons, then, might we gain from someone with cerebral palsy who lived only 22 years and had to rely on others for nearly everything? Suddenly, my aching back isn’t such a big deal.

Dr. Steven Gardner is author of the book: Jabberwocky: Lessons of Love from a Boy Who Never Spoke, heralded by Katie Couric as, “The story of a beautiful boy who showed us a life without limits and embodied the power of love.”

Dr. Gardner is an internist at Massachusetts General Hospital, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, a former Medical Director of the Massachusetts Special Olympics and a past winner of the Harvard Medical School Humanism in Medicine Award. He is also a prominent photographer, whose images focus on the resilience of people facing adversity, and the compassion of caregivers.

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