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Book details
  • SubGenre:Acupressure & Acupuncture
  • Language:English
  • Pages:200
  • Paperback ISBN:9780997055337

Hope for a VIP

by Vivian McDermott

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Hope for a VIP is the saga of one woman's quest to improve her eyesight after being told that there was no treatment and no cure for her Retinitis Pigmentosa. She travels to New Jersey for Acupuncture treatments even though she hates needles.
Hope for a VIP is the fictionalized account of the author's life as a visually impaired person. Retinitis Pigmentosa is characterized by night blindness, narrowing peripheral vision and holed in the visual field. At her diagnosis, she was told that hers was a mild case of RP, but that there was no cure, and her eyes would continue to get worse. That did not stop her from doing her own research. After several years she found a treatment option. It wasn't a cure, but she decided that a treatment was better than sitting around waiting to go blind. Even if she had a needle phobia and the treatment was -- acupuncture. The information about the treatment is factual. Everything else is a story based on fact.
About the author
Vivian McDermott is a native of Montana. She was born in Culbertson, graduated from high school in Conrad, and received her B.S. from Montana State University in Bozeman. She and her husband live in Shelby . She co-authored The Crone's List with Sheralynn Ries in 2015. Since then Vivian has written Crazy Quilt Family, Kate's Path, and Adventures of a VIP.