Karen Overpowered Dystonia and Passes the Freedom, Like the Olympic Flame, to her Readers

Occasionally the acronym NEGU may appear in a social media post. It has been established as a rallying cry and support for people with cancer or other debilitating diseases. It stands for Never Ever Give Up.
It has been said that ‘no man is an island’ and we all need support at one time or another. Karen Kieltyka is grateful for her strong family support and has reciprocated by performing many acts of kindness and encouragement to others who are now struggling with a disease she managed to overcome – dystonia. Once she survived, she wanted to express her gratitude by helping others.

By all accounts, through her personal experience and speaking with other dystonia patients, Karen has created a new life for herself built on a foundation of endurance. Karen’s new book is entitled Climbing and Falling. It presents her story beginning with a childhood that was affected by early symptoms of dystonia. Readers follow Karen through her difficult high school years into adulthood and her eventual success at meeting major challenges.

The book can be called a medical self-help book. It guides readers as they learn to accept their realities. Karen’s book helps the reader to realize, acknowledge, and accept the gifts that nature has bestowed upon them.

About Dystonia

The Mayo Clinic defines dystonia as a movement disorder causing involuntary movements resulting in a twisting or repetitive motion. Symptoms vary, sometimes affecting only one area of the body and other times affecting the entire body. The disorder may range from a temporary to a lifelong issue. In most cases the dystonia is treatable.

The Power Within Us

Climbing and Falling is a slogan for resilience. Karen has gifted her own experience to her readers allowing them to enter her world and then challenge their own situation. Readers have expressed their appreciation for its invaluable lessons about life, self-awareness, and circumstances that silently affect our lives.

The book is centered mainly on dystonia and Karen’s struggle to accept her condition which is enlightening. Climbing and Falling has been called one of the best books written on dystonia.
Karen’s heartbreaking account of her illness is at the same time comforting. She illustrates how personal strength can overcome many challenges.

It is her expressed desire that, through her book, people will accept that nothing in this world lasts forever, and that people should rely on their inner strength and use it to stand up against challenges.
In conclusion, the overarching goal of the book is that Karen wants to inspire readers to make a difference.

Rose Duesterwald

Rose Duesterwald

Rose became acquainted with Patient Worthy after her husband was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) six years ago. During this period of partial remission, Rose researched investigational drugs to be prepared in the event of a relapse. Her husband died February 12, 2021 with a rare and unexplained occurrence of liver cancer possibly unrelated to AML.

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