Joanne was an amazing young woman who did not let her illness define

her. From the minute she entered this world her life was a challenge and

she met it head on. This is her story. A tale of courage and optimism

that is inspiring. For her there was always something just around the

corner, whether it was a night out with her pals or a trip to a concert,

there was always something driving her on. How tempting it must have

been to have accepted what a times seemed inevitable ….. not her!!!

She grabbed life by the throat, lived it to the full and squeezed out of

it every possible experience. She was a triumph of the human spirit. In

many ways, I was in awe of her and of that that dazzling smile that lit

up a room.

It is a wonderful story told by a mother whose devotion and support of

her daughter knew no bounds. You will be moved at times to laughter

and to tears. As you read it you will wonder what kept Joanne and

her Mum going and how they triumphed over obstacles that seemed


I don’t think Joanne ever realised the effect she had on all who met her,

what an inspiration she was to all who knew her and the admiration we

had for her. Her influence extended beyond her family, her friends and

even her own community. She was just unique and equally unique was

a mother who cared for her, for this is also her story.

I defy you to read this book and not be moved. I defy you not to say to

yourself...” Never will I again complain about life’s little annoyances.”

It is a story of the triumph of the human spirit, a mother’s love and a

young woman’s attempt to overcome every obstacle…. In short it’s a

must read! Just have your tissues handy…. You will need them for you

tears... and laughter! – Rev Ian Miller

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The new launch date for Joanne's Story is the 17th of September 2020, 7pm on the Neetah Books Facebook Page.

You can now pre-order signed copies here.

Link to Facebook Launch Order for local pickup

£10.00 at Squiirel Estates Office 11am-3pm

Friday the 25th and Sat 26th September


Link to Youtube Launch