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On Eagle's Wings

The inspirational life of Annie Stites, Crohn's survivor and ostomate.


Title On Eagle's Wings
Author Gail Parker
Page Count 302


Publish Date July 9, 2014
Publisher Freyja Press

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Pain was her constant companion but it didn't define her. Meet Annie. Animal lover. Compassionate teacher. Avid sailor. Charity founder. Ostomate. With her soul mate and husband, Glenn, and their menagerie of rescued animals at her side, Annie lived life to the fullest in spite of severe Crohn's disease. Throughout her lifetime she had 28 surgeries and the majority of her bowels removed, resulting in an ostomy. For months at a time, she would endure no eating or drinking, only receiving all of her nutrition through an IV.

Gail Parker always enjoyed writing but never imagined she would end up writing a book. She realized Annie’s life story simply needed to be told and spent five years collecting memories and working on the manuscript that became this book; On Eagles Wings.

Millions of Americans suffer from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. For many, a diagnosis is accompanied by a loss of freedom, loss of sexuality, and loss of hope. Take it from Annie, it doesn't have to be this way. Whether you suffer from a chronic medical condition or are the picture of health, Annie's story offers valuable lessons on how to tap into the power found in laughter, love, and faith.

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