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Co-author shares life story about overcoming life's obstacles May 2
Co-author shares life story about overcoming life's obstacles May 2

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. – Loutit District Library is pleased to sponsor author Gordon Galloway and co-author Randy Park, who will share his life story as recounted in the book, "Full Circle."

During the May 2 program, Park will frankly discuss the medical and psychological problems associated with living life as an amputee. "Full Circle" recounts his work with special needs students and shows how an understanding and a willingness to listen can change the life of a child.

Their progam begins at 7 p.m. in Program Room A and is free to the public.

Park grew up in Big Rapids where his family owned and operated a sawmill. The family business came first until he convinced his father to let him play football. A distinguished player at the high school level, Park also played for Ferris State University and the Michigan Charity Football League. 

At the age of 21, Park was injured in a motorcycle accident that resulted in the loss of his right leg below the knee. Today, he encourages other amputees to live their lives to the fullest and has a special interest in improving assistive technology.

Park and Galloway will be available for questions and answers following the program. The book "Full Circle" will also be available for purchase and signing. For more information about this program, visit the Loutit District Library website or call 616-842-5560, ext. 214.

Loutit District Library is located at 407 Columbus Avenue in Grand Haven, Michigan. The library serves 35,540 residents of the City of Grand Haven, the City of Ferrysburg, Grand Haven Charter Township, Robinson Township and that part of Port Sheldon Township in the Grand Haven Area Public School District.