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Tonight Bonnie Kaye welcomes back author C. Gale Perkins who is an incredible author and humanist who has become a personal close friend of the host of the show.

The Baby’s Cross is a memoir about Gale, who is a tuberculosis survivor. She fought many obstacles in her life. At age two, a fall down the stairs was to take her life in a direction that seemed almost impossible to endure at the time. It led to her contracting tuberculosis. The losses in her life were many, including her mother, many other family members, and the loss of a normal childhood.

Gale was hospitalized for twelve years at the Lakeville State Sanatorium in Lakeville, Massachusetts with tuberculosis of the bone, which she contracted at the age of three. Gale tells about her experiences while in the hospital during her twelve years at the sanatorium, including when she was paralyzed from the waist down for two of these years due to an operation that went badly.

Gale feels that the experiences she had were ones that shaped her life into one of determination, compassion, faith, love and accomplishments. The story includes many miracles that she has experienced in her lifetime, miracles that have reinforced her spiritual beliefs. The real story behind Gale’s fall down the stairs became clear to her while she was driving along the highway. This is a true story of a young girl’s struggle to stay alive, and it will touch the readers’ hearts.

This book was also translated in Spanish by BOE's interpreter Frederick Martin-del-Campo. Gale will truly inspire you--as she has done me and so many others.

This show features independent authors. Most of the authors are from The Books of Excellence Co-op which you can view at www.BooksofExcellence.com. Other independenet authors are guests as time allows. '

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