I'm Walking as Straight as I Can: Transcending Disability in by Geri Jewell, Ted Nichelson

By Geri Jewell, Ted Nichelson

Exposing genuine ache, unstoppable perseverance, and unquestionable religion within the human spirit, this autobiography deals a real glimpse past the one-dimensional, hero photo usually linked to actress Geri Jewell. Born with cerebral palsy, Jewell made historical past whilst she grew to become the 1st individual with a incapacity solid in a habitual function on American tv within the proof of lifestyles, and within the years that she skilled a string of different successes, together with a functionality on the White condominium in 1985 and a task on HBO's Deadwood sequence. in addition to Jewell’s accomplishments, this own tale additionally depicts a few of the less-than-rosy occasions that occurred in the back of closed doorways in the course of her preliminary climb to fame—among them, her unlock from The evidence of existence, her manager’s embezzlement of the money she made at the express, and her fight with persistent ache, depression, and a terror of showing her actual sexual identification. instructed with grace and humor, this inspirational narrative provides a decent portrayal of a girl who refused to renounce whilst others stored knocking her down.

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A. Examination, were published. The first class, Airy, Drinkwater, Jeffries, Mason. As far as I remember, the rule was then, that on certain days the classes were grouped (in regard to identity of questions 1 N ti *. (2nd) fAth) given to each group) thus: 1st, -J—-A , y-rr\, o , &c, and on certain other days thus: j—-j|» \^~r\ > &c- O" Saturday, Jan. n t h , I paid fees. On Monday, Jan. 13th, the proceedings of examination began by a breakfast in the Combination Room. After this, Gibson gave me breakfast every day, and Buckle gave me and some others a glass of wine after dinner.

A branch of this family migrated to Pontefract in Yorkshire, where they seem to have prospered for many years, but they were involved in the consequences of the Civil Wars, and one member of the family retired to Ousefleet in Yorkshire. His grandson removed to Luddington in Lincolnshire, where his descendants for several generations pursued the calling of small farmers. George Biddell Airy's mother, Ann Airy, was the daughter of George Biddell, a well-to-do farmer in Suffolk. William Airy, the father of George Biddell Airy, was a man of great activity and strength, and of prudent and steady character.

On Nov. 19 I find that I had received from Cubitt a Nautical Almanac, the first that I had. On Dec. i l l made some experiments with Drinkwater: I think it was whirling a glass containing oil on water. In Classics I was chiefly engaged upon Thucydides and Homer. On October 6th I had a letter from Charles Musgrave, introducing Challis, who succeeded me in the Cambridge Observatory in 1836. " At this time my poor afflicted father was suffering much from a severe form of rheumatism or pain in the legs which sometimes prevented him from going to bed for weeks together.

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