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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Randy Beal  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Born: 1979 in Illinois

Sites:


Illinois Connection

Randy lives in Joliet, Illinois with his wife.

Biographical and Professional Information

Beal, 33, writes a blog chronicling his life with multiple sclerosis. Beal has also recently released his book, “Undiagnosed,” which outlines his journey from initial symptoms to diagnosis to acceptance.


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Titles At Your Library

unDIAGNOSED: A Journey of Hope
ISBN: 0985058706

Beal Publishing. 2012

Never could Randy have predicted his life journey and the lessons he would learn. Despite his loss of vision and motor function, peripheral neuropathy and eventual confinement to a wheel chair, he was convinced his illness had a name and could be conquered. Lyme disease, Multiple Sclerosis, African sleeping sickness, bad jet lag: all different diagnosis from over 30 doctors and specialists. No matter the debilitating and potentially life threatening illness stacked against him, Randy prepared to fight it and win. This is his story of enervating physical loss, mental despair, and fear. This is a story of learning, loving and living that will encourage and inspire as you face your own life challenges -whatever they are named.


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