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Learn more about ‘Michael’s Legacy’

March 26, 2019

In 2017, Liz Vidad was one of ASU Havasu’s winners of its “Havasu Inspirational Talks” series.

“She was so inspired by this process and experience and we suggested she write a book. Well, she did!” said Kimberley Rome, the school’s community outreach specialist.

ASU Havasu and Go Lake Havasu are cosponsoring a book sales and signing event for Vidad from 5 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, in Santiago 109. Amazon published an e-edition as well as a paperback addition.

Vidad’s book is entitled “Michael’s Legacy — How a Village Helped Us Raise Our Son.” She explains what it’s like to have a son who could die at any moment. At the time of Michael’s birth, the prognosis for those with Duchenne muscular dystrophy was that they usually did not survive much beyond their early teens. Inside the book is the story of how Michael’s parents and the community of Lake Havasu City, instead of waiting for death, helped Michael to live. It’s a story of how his family and community experienced the victories and trials, laughter and sorrow, heartbreak and strength, and choosing life versus death.