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Local Writer Shares "Chicken Soup" with Caregivers

Local writer Kim Winters was a contributing author to "101 Stories of Love, Sacrifice and Bonding"

Local writer Kim Winters was a contributing author to "101 Stories of Love, Sacrifice and Bonding"

While Joan Lunden went to "Good Morning, America" to promote her new book, the other authors of the 101 stories in "Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Caregivers" quietly continued their in their care-giving roles. Local writer Kim Winters is one of those 101 story tellers.

Co-authored with Amy Newmark, "101 Stories of Love, Sacrifice, and Bonding" is an inspirational book for caregivers from the publishers of the popular "Chicken Soup" series. Many of the book's stories are about the "sandwich" generation, adults who find themselves caring for their aging parents while still raising young children. But others tell of caring for family members with special needs, as Winters' story does.

Raising three children is stressful on its own, but for Kim Winters of the Joliet area, "normal" changed forever when her middle child suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm at nine years old. Her daughter miraculously lived, but will forever have to deal with mobility and developmental impairment, repeated brain surgery and a myriad of other health issues.

As one of the writers in the "Family Caregivers" book, Winters wrote of reconnecting with her husband during a rare evening out. She shares that moment as an inspiration to others walking in her shoes in the "Chicken Soup" tradition.

The book is available beginning March 13 wherever "Chicken Soup" books are sold.

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