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Local Author and Cancer Survivor Book Signing Event Nov. 17

By Staff | Nov 16, 2017


Breast cancer survivor, Teresa Alesch, will release her first book Broken to Brave: Finding Freedom from the Unlived Life on Friday, Nov. 17. There will be a “meet and greet” and book signing at The Shores at Five Island Lake come celebrate Teresa’s resilience, achievement, and inspiration from 5p.m.-7p.m.

Teresa’s book Broken to Brave examines her battle with cancer, loss, depression, suicide, and survival. Teresa (Joyce) Alesch is an Emmetsburg native, but a Graettinger resident. She was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer in March of 2011. This book is the story of Teresa’s journey from being broken by cancer to braving the battles. Through an exploration of her private thoughts throughout the entire process of chemotherapy including her honesty into her descent into depression, Alesch inspires individuals to fight and find their own bravery in the face of adversity.

“While the chemo dripped, Teresa shivered as she replayed the words, ‘you have cancer.’ A wife, mother, and school principal, her life would irrevocably change in ways more damaging than the chemical toxins pumping into her veins. From a prison cell of vulnerability and with humor and poise, Teresa shares her roller coaster ride from hopeless imprisonment through cancer, loss and depression, self-sabotage, and suicide to courageous freedom from her unlived life.”

There is no fee to attend the signing event, and books will be for sale for anyone that would like a signed copy.

Following the event “Girls Night Done Right” will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at The Shores. At this event, attendees will be encouraged to face the world with grace, joy, and energy. Topics of discussion at “Girls Night Done Right” include: Perfectly Imperfect, Living Victoriously, Broken to Brave, and A Better Kind of Happiness.

Come for a night of hope and inspiration and to celebrate author Teresa Alesch at the Shores on Friday, Nov. 17 at 5 p.m.