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17 February
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Press Release: Inspirational Novel Supports "The Right To Die"

This is the story of a modern day Saint and her promise to all.

(Buffalo, NY, November 21, 2004)— Ember Nelson, published by iUniverse, Inc., the leading provider of publishing technology solutions for authors, announced today that Hospice, in it’s infancy stage, can not begin to address the special needs of individuals who are suffering from a long, painful, insidious disease like terminal cancer, and they need laws and guidelines put in place before they can even consider alternatives that are already available in Europe. The Race Towards the Light: Hardscrabble is the Hardscrabble Road taken by one very beautiful and brave young woman and her mother who both had nothing but adversity all their lives. They never gave up hope and they always stayed together. Ember Nelson wrote her autobiography and the biography of her daughter, Genevieve. She was born with Cerebral Palsy, wheelchair transport, and yet she laughed and loved and was an incredible role model to adults and children alike. Genevieve was a remarkable young lady who overcame insurmountable odds to achieve incredible heights, only to be dealt a final blow of an incurable brain tumor. After overcoming all the surgeries and intellectual prejudice of her Cerebral Palsy she graduated Junior High as “Most Outstanding Student”, graduated High School as “High Honor Grad”, and then in her second year of College was diagnosed with a brain mass. She was living on her own in the college dorm when she learned her fate and she still refused to give up or feel sorry for herself.Ember Nelson says, “I have to tell the world about this modern day saint who was the inspiration in many other lives besides mine. She had a steadfast love for God and humanity that made her one of the most special people I ever knew.”Genevieve can teach us all how be a winner. She knew the secret to conquering your fears. Her example can lift you up and prove that there is a champion in all of us if we only believe and work towards our ends. Learn how to set goals for yourself and achieve them.Ember Nelson has lived an unusual and interesting life that set the example for Genevieve to follow in her zest for life and laughter. Ms Nelson was a star in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and here in the states worked as everything from a cab driver and hot dog cart owner/operator, to a Family Development Counselor. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Human Development from Empire State College and graduated Cornell University Family Development Counselor and NYS FDC Credentials. Her work experience in Health and Human Services for the past ten years include Patient Advocate, HIV Patient Advocate, and Emergency Services Technician for Arden Hill Mental Hospital where she ran the Emergency Room. The Race Towards the Light: Hardscrabble will lift your spirit and give you the inspiration from a true life Tiny Tim that graced this earth for 22 short years. Ember Nelson’s story will show you how to trust your instincts and teach you how to not be swayed by doctors or specialists opinions when you suspect that they are mistaken. ISBN # 0-595-33212-9 (pbk), $28.95, ISBN # 0-595-66773-2 (cloth), $38.95, November, 2004. Available to order at publisher iUniverse.com.