Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Bookfest Author: Susan Magnuson Walsh

The 2nd Annual Downtown Glen Ellyn Bookfest is pleased to announce that Susan Magnuson Walsh will be appearing at this year's festival. She is the author of Walking in Broken Shoes: A Nurse's Story About Haiti and the Earthquake. Susan will be appearing at Ten Thousand Villages, 499C Pennsylvania Avenue, from 10am to 1pm on June 18, 2011.

Susan will greet the public and discuss her book, which is a poignant account of her medical work in Haiti at the time of the January, 2010 earthquake. Susan and her medical team were just completing a week long medical mission at Mountain Top Ministries' clinic in Gramothe when the earthquake hit. She and her team became the first responders at a nearby hospital which had very limited supplies, one doctor, and a few nurses.

For more information about Susan's mission, listen to her interview with WBEZ's Global Activism segment of World View on March 17, 2011.

Part of the proceeds from the sale of the book will go to Little by Little, a nonprofit 501(C)(3) organization that supports medical mission work for improved health and well-being in Haiti.

We are please to welcome Susan Magnuson Walsh to Glen Ellyn.

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