Within Your Reach by Chris Lynch and Michelle Tackabery
A Journey through Diabetes

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In 2008, Chris Lynch’s life was transformed in four dramatic days when he was hospitalized with diabetic ketoacidosis, hyperkalemia, and atrial fibrillation. Diagnosed with a blood sugar level of 1,469 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dl), Chris faced near-death and a lifetime of insulin dependence. Realizing his survival was a miracle made possible by God, Chris began a new journey into health and renewed faith, successfully reducing his insulin dependence from 120 units per day to zero.

Always a positive spirit dedicated to helping others, Chris determined to share his story with other people, along with a simple, powerful message: “Believe, Receive, and Reciprocate.” A dynamic and engaging speaker, Chris’ humor, down-to-earth approach, and unforgettable story come together in this book.

Chris plans to inspire people experiencing trauma and pain to turn around their approach to life: from fear to engagement; from denial to acceptance; from self-aggrandizement to enabling hope, love, and peace to others, within their reach.

About Chris Lynch and Michelle Tackabery

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Chris Lynch is the Printz Honor Award-winning author of several highly acclaimed young adult novels, including "Pieces", "Kill Switch", "Angry Young Man", and "Inexcusable", which was a National Book Award finalist and the recipient of six starred reviews. He is also the author of the Printz Honor Book "Freewill", "Gold Dust", "Iceman", "Gypsy Davy", and "Shadow Boxer"--all ALA Best Books for Young Adults--as well as "Extreme Elvin", " Whitechurch", and "All the Old Haunts". He holds an MA from the writing program at Emerson College. He teaches in the Creative Writing MFA program at Lesley University. He lives in Boston and in Scotland.
Published December 26, 2012 by BalboaPress. 128 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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