A Twisted Fate...My Life with Dystonia

A Twisted Fate is a personal account of Brenda's journey
...living with Dystonia
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by

Brenda Currey-Lewis

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Like my page on Facebook at:

https://m.facebook.com/ATwistedFateMyLifeWithDystonia

And Instagram A_Twisted_Fate

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 LEARNL ABOUT DYSTONIA!

A GREAT EASY READ!



A Twisted Fate can be purchased online at Amazon, FriesenPress, Chapters,

Barnes and Noble

It can be ordered from any bookstore.

 If in Edmonton it is available at Chapters Southpoint, Chapters on Whyte ave, Coles at Southgate, the U of A Giftshop and Audrey's Books! Shop around for best deal for prices vary online!

Hard cover, soft cover and ebook editions!!!

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June 2015 was Dystonia Awareness month in Canada!!

Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder causing involuntary movement of the muscles. Body parts affected either pull, spasm, tense up and move you into abnormal and often painful postures!

Now you know the very least about it...

Do read on!  Always more to come!!

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LEARN ABOUT DYSTONIA AND MY LIFE WITH IT!

IT'S BEEN A STRUGGLE AND A TRIUMPH ALL IN ONE!


To order A Twisted Fate, click here.
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2015 Interviews:

Click link to see newest review by Emil Tiedemann on blog `I Heart Edmonton'


http://www.iheartedmonton.org/



Click here to see the interview by CTV.


Click here to see the interview by AMI's Keith Gillard.

2014 interviews:


Click here to see the interview by Global.


Click here to read the article by Edmonton Sun's Cam Tait.


Great news! The event below raised $450.00 in toys and cash for Santa's Anonymous!!


Visit Audreys bookstore in Edmonton on Saturday, August 15 from 12 - 3 pm for the Authors for Altruism event.

All local authors selling there books with $1 of each sale to charity. The author's will be purchasing a toy or book from Audrey's for Santa's Anonymous!


We Hope to see

you there!!!

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October 27 - 29th, 2015


Update: Success! 


My package, after 16 bids raised $151 and I will dine with my bidders on November 15th. Thank you Atco and Riggoletto's Cafe!

I am happy and proud to be participating in the ATCO Christmas Bureau Auction on October 27 - 29th 2015!

I am donating a package that includes the following:

1 copy of my memoir

'A Twisted Fate: My Life With Dystonia'

A dinner for three (including me) at Riggoletto's Cafe in the downtown core.


Since my book is about a little known neurological movement disorder that I live with, I am passionately promoting awareness for dystonia because of its strange, awkward often painful symptoms that are sometimes genetic yet many cases are not. It can present itself with no prior knowledge of its existence!


This book is a story of struggle and loss, it also speaks to the heart, educates and

tells of all the good people I have made along the way! I do hope you bid and come

dine with me!!


For more information about the auction taking place online October 27 - 29, visit FACEBOOK or the ATCO website!



Christmas is such a wonderful time of the year for giving and taking. This would be a great gift for reading fans everywhere! 

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Brenda Currey Lewis was a typical, active child. But when she was seven years old her life changed dramatically. Generalized dystonia (dystonia musculorum deformans) turned her muscles against her. This rare neurological movement disorder causes muscle groups to tug and twist the body into abnormal postures. Brenda started walking on the outer edge of her right foot, and within a year she was wheelchair bound. The symptoms gradually spread through most of her body. For almost forty years Brenda has experienced uncontrollable muscle movements that have wreaked havoc in her body, but not her spirit. 

This is a story of resilience in the face of a little-known, confusing, and debilitating condition. The author takes you on a journey from skating rinks to surgical suites, from bicycles to wheelchairs, from doubt to determination. Brenda's quirky sense of humour makes this candid account of life with dystonia a thought-provoking and an entertaining read.

Happy 2016 to all!


My memoir has been published for two years now. Time flies when you do what you love and I love this book! 2015 was a great year for "A Twisted Fate" and I feel that 2016 will be even better!



 


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Photo taken in December 2013 and my first book signing!



Newest review February,2016!


On 'I Heart Edmonton' by Emil Tiedemann' (http://www.iheartedmonton.ca/2016/02/review-twisted-fate-my-life-with.html)

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When I learned that Edmonton's  Mayor, Don Iveson's mother, a retired University English Professor had read 'A Twisted Fate' and loved it, I gifted my mayor with his own copy. 

I got a letter in response, and in a timely fashion! 

Next Book Signing:

Saturday, January 11th, 2020

at Indigo Books in

Sherwood Park, AB

From 11 - 4 pm

Drop by, get your copy and 

say hello. Find out

more!

My memoir has been out for 6 years now, it is still a very relevant subject and story. Dystonia is still much of a mystery to health professionals, the public and certainly for those that live with it day after day. As research continues, we move closer to a cure!

This page, as of October 25, 2020, is getting a much needed face lift. But please check out the Facebook page at A Twisted Fate: My Life with Dystonia, twitter @curreylewis and                   A_Twisted_Fate  on Instagram!!! Stay safe, BCL!