Mercies in Disguise: A Story of Hope, a Family’s Genetic Destiny, and the Science That Rescued Them by Gina Kolata

Blessings from Tragedy
In life there are many trials and tribulations. Mercies in Disguise by Gina Kolata delivers this message in her new medical thriller. It reminds me of a song called “Blessings”by Laura Story that highlights the theme of this story that there are “mercies in disguise”. Mercies are blessings or gifts that come from despair, suffering, and hardship. We can be positively changed by our tragedies.
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This true story focuses on one extended family that seeks to understand what their degenerative disease of the central nervous system is and partners with medical science to define and research this protein gene abnormality. The Baxley family is a Christian family in South Carolina who are tested in love, faith and determination to persevere in the face of a terrible genetic disease. When finally there is a diagnosis, the next question is: do you get tested to find out if you carry the debilitating brain disease that killed your father, aunt, uncles, grandfather and possibly you? It is a suspenseful tale as it transcends countries, time and many different people who are all committed to solving this tragic medical dilemma. Publishing date: March 2017 & Reviewed on Book Browse, November 2016……..That’s my two cents! T

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