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Triple amputee, Monica Sucha Vickers, explores issues of disability in powerful biography

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Triple amputee, Monica Sucha Vickers, explores issues of disability in powerful biography

July 15
00:48 2020
Triple amputee, Monica Sucha Vickers, explores issues of disability in powerful biography

FLORENCE, Ariz. – July 15, 2020 – Unfavorable circumstances and physical limitations didn’t stop inspirational author Monica Sucha Vickers to tell her story and move people to overcome their disabilities and change their lives forever.

“My Extraordinary Life” is an inspirational, heart-warming and motivational anthology revealing the most challenging journey of Monica. The author was born missing both legs and one arm, likely the result of thalidomide.

Monica writes an inspiring book everyone should read. Her story is motivational and very emotional from birth through adulthood — artificial limbs, surgeries, high school, college, employment, dating, marriage, and everything in between.  The book is highly recommended for all age groups, people with disabilities and those without.  The book was the winner in two book contests, the finalist in five others, and runner-up in another four.

Monica says, “It shows readers how living with a disability is simply a lifestyle — it doesn’t make one courageous, brave, or heroic. Disabled people are very good at knowing what they can and cannot do.  Knowing these limitations helps one make life meaningful and useful.”

Readers will learn how to embrace life’s trials and pains because, quite simply, there is no alternative. This book evokes the true meaning of hope and endurance. It also expresses positivity and acceptance.  Monica gives wonderful advice on how to advocate for yourself while dealing with a disabled body and accomplishing self-love. 

The authenticity of Monica’s writing in “My Extraordinary Life” is obvious.  The book is hailed by Kirkus Reviews as, “A touching look at the effect that stereotypical attitudes have on the disabled.”

A short book trailer can be found on YouTube –

“My Extraordinary Life”
By Monica Sucha Vickers
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 180 pages | ISBN 978-1643764023
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

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About the Author

Monica Sucha Vickers was born in Kansas in 1954. She was missing both legs and her right arm, likely the result of thalidomide. She was raised in Nebraska, graduated from Syracuse High School in 1972 and from the University of Nebraska in 1976. She traveled from Nebraska to California after college and eventually found a job as a medical transcriptionist.   She worked in the medical transcription field for 40+ years as a transcriptionist, proof-reader, business owner, mentor, quality coach and instructor. She retired in late 2014. She married her husband, Mike, in 1989. They will celebrate their 31st anniversary in October 2020. Her hobbies include jigsaw puzzles, embroidery, television and shopping. Some of her favorite TV shows include Grey’s Anatomy, Survivor and the Amazing Race.

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