Victoria Arlen Returns to Exeter NH For Her Book Launch
People in NH know that we have several famous people that came from here. Sarah Silverman is from Bedford, just like Seth Myers. Adam Sandler is from next door in Manchester and Mandy Moore is from Nashua. I'm sure there are others that I am forgetting, but one that no one forgets is Victoria Arlen of Exeter.
Victoria is a walking miracle. She was not expected to survive from a childhood illness, but not only did she survive, but she went on to win several Olympic medals and compete on Dancing with the Stars. She wrote a book about her experiences and according to Carriage Town News, came back home to Exeter last night for a book-signing.
This is from Victoria's website:
IMAGINE FOR A MOMENT BEING TRAPPED INSIDE YOUR OWN BODY FOR FOUR GRUELING YEARS, UNABLE TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE OUTSIDE WORLD AS YOUR HEALTH CONTINUED TO DETERIORATE WHILE EXPERT DOCTORS OFFER YOUR LOVED ONES NO SIGNS OF HOPE. YET YOU WERE STILL THERE. IN MIND AND SPIRIT YOU WERE STILL YOU, DESPERATELY TRYING TO FIND A WAY BACK TO THE LIFE YOU ONCE KNEW. VICTORIA ARLEN HAS NOT ONLY BEEN THROUGH THIS ASTONISHING BATTLE SIMPLY TO SURVIVE, BUT SHE HAS FOUND WAYS TO THRIVE AND HAS TURNED HER LIFE’S CHALLENGES INTO AN UNENDING SOURCE OF FUEL THAT HAS LED TO EXTRAORDINARY ACCOMPLISHMENTS.