Beautifully Different: Living a Grand Slam Life Despite My Disability

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An inspiring story about facing life’s challenges head on and being grateful for the life you were given. The daughter of former Major League Baseball player and current San Francisco Giants pitching coach Dave Righetti, twenty-year-old Natalee Righetti was born with cerebral palsy, and the left side of her body is partially disabled. From her family’s beginnings—starting with her parents’ courtship, marriage, and need to have children through a surrogate—to her childhood filled with physical therapy sessions and trying to fit in at school, Natalee touchingly shows how her many challenges have shaped her positive outlook on life. Her universal message to love yourself exactly the way you are is good advice for anyone at any age.

© 2012 Righetti, Natalee
Audience: Adolescents/Teens, Parent, Professional