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Battle for Grace: A Memoir of Pain, Redemption and Impossible Love
Date:4/18/2013

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 18, 2013

Cynthia Toussaint’s Battle for Grace: A Memoir of Pain, Redemption and Impossible Love is a story about real pain-wrecked lives. Real life-affirming love. Real hope and life lessons. And, most of all, a miraculous recovery despite real healthcare indifference.

Toussaint takes readers on an extraordinary 30-year journey where a crippling mystery illness triggered uncontrolled violence that almost destroyed her. The story begins with a minor ballet injury at age 21 that grew into the chronic pain disease, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Her pain went undiagnosed for 13 years as doctors told her it was all in her head. Bedridden for a decade, she was unable to speak for five of those years and was often reduced to the violence that attacked both herself and John Garrett, the love of her life. John has remained at her side for 33 years. She lost the career she’d dreamed of as an actor, dancer, singer, the chance to have a child and very nearly John as well.

A powerful aspect of Battle for Grace is John’s emotional “take” as the partner, caregiver and witness to Cynthia’s journey. John shares his feelings at the end of each chapter.

Many people with Toussaint’s illness take their lives instead of contending with the pain, which is why CRPS is called “The Suicide Disease.” But Cynthia somehow stuck with it, refusing to be a victim. In her battle to survive, she’s taken on the role of activist and aggressively challenges HMOs and pharmaceutical companies that put the unholy dollar ahead of patient care. Wheelchair bound, she founded a nonprofit, For Grace, and entered the pol
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