12/10/2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Weller Book Works
607 Trolley Square
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
On Monday, December 10, at 6:30 PM, Weller’s is proud to host author Julie MacNeil and the book launch of THE 50 YEAR SECRET!
The Journey of Julie MacNeil:
Julie MacNeil was adopted at birth and for many years she had been curious about her family medical history. A few years ago (thanks to a chance DNA test) she learned she has a rare genetic liver-lung disease called Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency. This means her liver doesn’t produce a protein enzyme that her body needed to protect her lungs, and can lead to emphysema or COPD in someone like her, who has never smoked. If left untreated, it can lead to needing a bilateral lung transplant.
Due to the highly genetic nature of this rare condition and the frightening side effects if undiagnosed, the doctors encouraged her to find my biological parents.
THE 50 YEAR SECRET is the story of her incredible journey to find her biological parents.
A reading will begin at 6:30, with a signing to follow.