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Life Lessons Learned - Amazing Stories of my Walk Across America for Children: Book Published by Col Frank Ryan, USMCR (Ret)











The net proceeds (meaning royalties to the author) are being donated to Good Shepherd Services and the Sisters of the Good Shepherd.

Their website is:  http://www.gssmaryland.org/

Lucy we care for children with emotional, behavior and developmental disabilities.  It is a wonderful cause.

The synopsis of the book is:                           
Francis X. Ryan shares the “Life Lessons Learned” (published by Xlibris) from his walk of atonement and gratitude across America. He recounts how his life was changed by the 2,806-mile-long sojourn to raise awareness for the Sisters of Good Shepherd’s mission of caring for children with emotional, behavioral and developmental disabilities.
Ryan was spurred by the effects of the 2008 financial crisis, which disrupted the funding for mental healthcare. His faith commanded him to do something for the vulnerable, so he journeyed around the nation to tell all who would listen about the children’s plight. He recounts these encounters with beautiful, decent and caring people, which replaced his cynicism with hope, gratitude and renewed faith in mankind.
“After seeing what many of the children at Good Shepherd have gone through, I realized that I was not poor at all,” Ryan says. “I never once doubted that my mom and my brothers and sisters and family loved me. The children of Good Shepherd and the sisters have taught me to be grateful for the wonderful gifts that I have been granted caretaker of.”
With “Life Lessons Learned,” the author offers his personal realizations and reflections to readers everywhere so that they can join him in experiencing spiritual renewal and witnessing the genuine goodness of people, letting his audience know that “there is hope for us, our society, our children.”
“Life Lessons Learned”
By Francis X. Ryan
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 318 pages | ISBN 9781514419410
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 318 pages | ISBN 9781514419427
E-Book | 318 pages | ISBN 9781514419434
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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