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Kurt Beach Author Visit

July 28, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us as we welcome Muncie native author Kurt Beach to JCPL! Kurt was diagnosed

with spinal muscular atrophy—a rare muscular disease—at a young age. During his visit to our library, he will be talking about his life and his memoir, Searching for Every Step: Finding Purpose in Living with Spinal Muscular Atrophy. In his book, Kurt offers his insight on the steps he took to find his true purpose in life. He recalls the steps and missteps he took in order to manage his bout with SMA and how this rare condition played a part in many decisions he made throughout his life. Despite his rare circumstances, his struggles are struggles we all face. Through his condition, he finds the courage and strength to overcome physical, emotional, and social obstacles concerning his career aspirations, schooling, romantic relationships, and even adoption. During a life changing event, Beach finds what he is missing in life. This experience not only shows him what kind of strength he has but what his true purpose in life is. Searching for Every Step delivers wisdom and inspiration to anyone who has struggled through life and gives them the inspiration to shift their focus away from their troubles and toward a more positive, faith-driven life. Attendees will get to meet Kurt, ask questions, and can purchase a copy of his book for $10 at the event. This will be an inspiring author visit that you won’t want to miss!



July 28, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Jay County Public Library
315 N Ship St
Portland, IN 47371 United States
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