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I No Longer Dance
A personal struggle with degenerative disc disease
I No Longer Dance is an extraordinary engaging book which reveals an athlete’s plight and devastating physical and emotional struggle of enduring a painful and crippling disease.
The author, Alice Randall Cocca, suffered from degenerative disc disease, D. D. D., for almost 10 years before her untimely death. D. D. D. robbed her of the passion, "the absolute fire and zest", she once had for living.
Her poetry lays bare the incessant pain and ravaging emotional loss that changed her life drastically. This is her story. Her voice speaks to us on paper. As we turn the pages, we, too, "feel the pain, the severity of her tears, the agony of her walk; the pain that never went away.
It is one of the most fascinating books that have captured the imagination of many people. It talks about the havoc wreaked by degenerative disc disorder. Degenerative Disc Disorder severely cripples your back, thus making your immobile.
The tragic tale as narrated by the author in her book has brought out in a vivid manner the misers she was made to go through in her life.
Degenerative Disc Disease Struggle
I No Longer Dance: A personal struggle with degenerative disc disease
by Alice Cocca
Article published on Flobax.com, May 6th, 2011
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