Why Not Me

Why Not Me

by Lindsay Ireland
Why Not Me

Why Not Me

by Lindsay Ireland


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Lindsay Ireland enjoyed an idyllic childhood. She spent her summers in Vermont with her movie-star relatives where she rode horses, played detective with her cousin, and drank ice-cold lemonade. After the summer months, Lindsay returned to her loving family where her biggest worry was getting good grades in school.

Then one day Lindsay noticed blood in her stool. Suddenly instead of carefree afternoons swimming in a lake or dressing her Barbie doll, Lindsay spent months in a sterile hospital room receiving intravenous fluids and, eventually, a life-saving ostomy surgery. At age eleven, Lindsay was diagnosed with her first autoimmune disease, and her life was never the same.

In this candid memoir, Lindsay evolves from a girl living with an autoimmune disease into a young woman struggling to love a body that has continuously failed her, and, eventually, into a mother and wife who has fought to make herself visible despite her invisible illnesses.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781947966659
Publisher: WiDo Publishing
Publication date: 12/20/2022
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.57(d)
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