The Unwinding of the Miracle: Celebrating Julie Yip-Williams
Join Old Town Books and the Colorectal Cancer Alliance for a celebration of the life of Julie Yip-Williams, best selling author of the new memoir The Unwinding of the Miracle. Julie was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer at 37—but before that, she’d already dodged death. Born blind in Vietnam, Julie narrowly escaped euthanasia by her grandmother, only to flee the political upheaval of the late 1970s with her family. Eventually, she made it to America, where a surgeon at UCLA gave her partial sight. Against all odds, she became a Harvard-educated lawyer with a husband and two daughters. When she was diagnosed with terminal cancer, a new journey began. Growing out of a blog Julie started because she couldn’t find the guidance she needed, this is an inspiring, instructive and shattering story of a life lived well and cut too short. March is women’s history month, Colorectal Cancer Awareness month, and the month that marks one year since the passing of this vibrant, brilliant writer and thinker. We’ll take tonight to toast to Julie and to all those fighting on the page - and in life - to share their stories and raise awareness, and we’ll marvel at this beautiful, timely book. About the Colorectal Cancer Alliance: The Colorectal Cancer Alliance is a national nonprofit committed to ending colorectal cancer. Working with our nation of passionate allies, we diligently support the needs of patients and families, caregivers, and survivors, eagerly raise awareness of preventive screening, and continually strive to fund critical research. As allies in the struggle, we are fiercely determined to end colorectal cancer within our lifetime. For more information, visit ccalliance.org.
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