Soukup to sign books Friday in Brainerd
Kathy Soukup and her son, Joel Soukup, of Pine River, authors of “Standing Tall on One Leg” (WestBow Press, 2013), will sign books from 1-3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, at Earth and Beyond Books and Gifts, 614 Front St., Brainerd.
Their book journeys through 10 years of their lives as Joel receives a cancer diagnosis at age 16 and a recurrent tumor at age 20. The book is written from Kathy’s perspective as a mother of a child with a cancer diagnosis and from Joel’s perspective as a teenager receiving the diagnosis.
The words of each are woven together throughout the story as they share their journey from receiving the life-threatening diagnosis and subsequent treatments to the surgery where Joel’s entire right leg and pelvis need to be amputated to save his life.