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Out of Darkness: The Jeff Healey Story

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From the moment three-year-old Jeff Healey first laid a guitar across his lap in what was to become his signature style, it was clear he was no ordinary kid. Losing both eyes to retinoblastoma, a rare form of cancer, opened a door to another world for Jeff, a newly adopted infant. Out of darkness he created music, becoming one of the most influential blues-rock and jazz ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published August 30th 2010 by Dundurn (first published January 1st 2010)
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Sherri Somerville
Sep 21, 2010 Sherri Somerville rated it it was amazing
Five stars for 'Out of Darkness: The Jeff Healey Story' by Cindy Watson.
176 pages/paperback/70 black and white illustrations and sidebars/978-1-55488-706-4

In the introduction, the authors tells us why Jeff Healey's life has a message for us all - "Given up for adoption as a newborn, losing both eyes to a rare form of cancer before his first birthday, suffering the return of cancer as an adult, losing his mother to breast cancer, Jeff Healey could have had all the excuses in the world not to succ
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Megan D.
Dec 21, 2015 Megan D. rated it liked it
The book wasn’t my favorite, but this story is truly inspirational. I would read it again, it changed my look on the world. I can relate to his story a little bit by the fact that I am different and I have challenges to overcome, too. Jeff’s challenges are different then mine, but it is good to know that there are other people out there who struggle. He found a way to overcome, which makes me feel like I can accomplish too. It won’t be easy, but it can be done.
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Cindy Watson has published works for children with Skipping Stones magazine, Dovetail Press, and South Pacific Press. Originally from Toronto, Watson lives in Utterson and has a law office in Bracebridge. She makes time for a busy law career, family, and writing.
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