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Love Is Blind

A True Romance



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Love Is Blind: A True Romance by Sean Corbett
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True Love Really Exists. Love Is Blind: A True Romance is a true biographical love story about two people afflicted with different disabilities. It shows that for a long-lasting, successful relationship, true love is what's important. In fact, it's all that really matters. The lead characters are Grant and Valerie Hyde. Little Grant Hyde was born prematurely in 1950 and placed in an incubator infused with pure oxygen. Unfortunately this undiluted oxygen was too much of a good thing as it also caused retinopathy, severe vision impairment that would only worsen over time. Yet, Grant strove to live as "normal" a life as possible. He played sports, dated, drove a car, played in a band, got a good job, got married and divorced. He even had two sons. Valerie Boyer was born in 1959. The bright, attractive child and young woman seemed to have everything going for her. Suddenly, Multiple Sclerosis changed everything! In the span of three short years she went from a person who had just graduated college, completed a post-graduate training course, and started a promising career in banking to a woman who could no longer work, was confined to a wheelchair and even required the assistance of full-time caregivers to attend to the daily tasks of living. By the summer of 1993 both Grant Hyde and Valerie Boyer had learned to deal with their respective disabilities and settled into the routines of living in their respective southern California communities. Grant in Chula Vista, a suburb of San Diego, and Valerie in one of the nation's original planned communities - Irvine. By the time the 90's rolled around, Val in her early 30's and Grant in his early 40's, after enduring life's trials and tribulations and dodging its slings and arrows, each still had the belief that their lives were destined to be more. They hadn't given up on love, on finding that special person with whom they could feel totally comfortable, who would accept them for who they were. Both Grant and Valerie were

Author Biography

Sean Corbett enjoyed a 21-year career as an advertising copywriter. Before that, he learned firsthand about the vagaries and challenges of coping with relapsing/remitting Multiple Sclerosis beginning with his senior year in college. Over time, as is often the case, his symptoms became more progressive and, ultimately, disabling in nature.
Release date Australia
December 31st, 2014
black & white illustrations
Country of Publication
United States
Outskirts Press
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