Friday, May 23, 2008

Amy Martin on Overcoming Tragedy

TGI Friday! I have uploaded a new show to my podcast this week! Amy Martin will be joining Sarah Moore today on Writers in the Sky Podcast !

Amy Y. Martin is an entrepreneur, author, philanthropist, wife, mother and quite literally, a survivor. Mrs. Martin is originally from Schenectady, New York but her family eventually moved to North Carolina where Amy and her family continue to live today.

During Amy’s teenage years, she endured and conquered incredible odds in her life by overcoming colon cancer, Graves disease, and severe brain trauma from a serious car accident. While most teenagers are enjoying college and extra-curricular activities, Martin was teaching herself how to walk, talk and speak again. Her medical ordeal inspired an interest in physical therapy where she excelled as a therapist. She was able to complete her schooling and holds an Associate Degree in Applied Sciences-Physical Therapist Assistant.

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After enjoying a career in physical therapy Mrs. Martin and her husband decided to become business owners and opened Visiting Angels, a licensed home-care service that provides services to those in need with companionship, light housekeeping, meal preparation and transportation services. Their business has earned various industry awards as well as kudos from their customers.

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Living to Tell About It, A Pursuit of Normalcy is a memoir that details the harrowing medical illnesses and automobile accident of Amy Y. Martin. Follow her incredible journey as she details a series of illnesses ranging from Graves disease to Colon Cancer and a car accident that would require her to re-learn motor and speech skills – all before the age of 20. Her fight to return herself to “normalcy” is one that is both inspirational and unforgettable. This is Mrs. Martin’s first novel and in addition to writing books, she and her husband own a healthcare business. Amy currently resides in North Carolina with her husband and two children. When Amy Martin isn’t writing, she enjoys reading, going to the gym, taking the kids and dog out for a walk and spending time with her family.

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View Amy's Book Trailer created by WITS team member Taryn Simpson (BLOG)


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