"UnabASHed by Disability" describes the life of Ashley M. McGrath, an example of a survivor. Unable to walk due to a rare genetic disorder, McGrath uses a wheelchair. Despite setbacks including fifteen childhood surgeries, she went from special education to the gifted program in a few years at her elementary school. After missing the seventh grade because of three operations and months of physical rehabilitation, she returned to school with a passion, excelling in her studies and extracurricular activities. McGrath’s academic achievements led her to obtain a Master’s degree from the second-largest university in the United States.
"UnabASHed by Disability" is the autobiography of a girl who learned how to live with her handicaps, overcome obstacles, and achieve goals. It is a story of hope and encouragement for both the able-bodied and those with disabilities.
About the Author
McGrath is a quality analyst for J.Lodge Corporation and an active member of her church. Receiving numerous awards during her school years, McGrath has a Master’s degree in Applied Sociology from the University of Central Florida. She serves as a board member for the Space Coast Writers’ Guild and as a volunteer in her community. Although she’s only twenty-eight years old, McGrath decided to write her autobiography because she has significant life experience she wanted to share with others. McGrath lives with her parents in Palm Bay, Florida.
Here are the details for McGrath's book signings:
Thursday, October 23, 6:00-7:30 P.M., Franklin T. DeGroodt Memorial Library, Palm Bay
Saturday, October 25, 10:30 A.M.-12:00 P.M., South Mainland Public Library, Micco
McGrath's books can also be purchased on Amazon at http://tinyurl.com/oolmj39.