4/8/19 @9am pst - Cindy Kolbe joins Janeane to chat about her new memoir, Struggling with Serendipity

 
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ABOUT CINDY KOLBE Cindy is the author of the new Struggling with Serendipity memoir. She has been a lifelong disability advocate, even before her youngest daughter's spinal cord injury. She managed group homes, ran a non-profit, and taught literacy to adults with disabilities at a state institution. An active volunteer, she served on the Ohio Swimming Board of Directors as Adapted Chairperson for swimmers with a disability. She is a Peer Mentor, Guest Blogger, and Regional Champion for the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. She supports other Warrior Momz and the international nonprofit AbleThrive. She also provided four years of personal care after Beth's spinal cord injury. Cindy is a mom on a mission to share the power of hope and connection. Since March of 2016, Cindy published 50 articles related to disability and mental health in many different media. (Listed on her "Press and News" webpage!) She also writes a popular blog and her upcoming memoir, Struggling with Serendipity, will be available on April 9, 2019 everywhere books are sold. Cindy attended Ohio State University as one of thirteen Freshman Scholars in 1976, and majored in English at Heidelberg College. She married her best friend John 41 years ago and raised three children in Tiffin, Ohio. Beth works as a lawyer, Ben is a librarian, and Maria teaches young students with disabilities. Cindy and John also lived in Massachusetts and South Carolina before his retirement from teaching. They recently moved to the beautiful Shenandoah Valley to be closer to their children. ABOUT HER BOOK Cindy’s new memoir, Struggling with Serendipity, shares her battle with depression and guilt after her daughter injury. They shared unexpected adventures from their small town in Ohio to Seattle, Harvard, Capitol Hill, and around the world. Cindy is a writer with a blog and more than 50 articles since 2016 in Power of Moms, Motherly, AbleThrive, This Is My Brave, Reeve Foundation, and other media. She is on a mission to share a message of hope for those in crisis.

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