Author Brings His Story About Son's Cystic Fibrosis to Alpharetta
New Atlanta author, Richard Dressler, will offer insights about raising a child with cystic fibrosis and sign copies of his book, The Protector, A Father’s Insightful and Passionate Journey through Family Crises, at Barnes & Noble, Mansell Crossing, 7660 Northpoint Parkway, Suite 200 in Alpharetta on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 1-4 p.m.
Dressler, a successful, outwardly gregarious, happily married father of three sons, did not appear to have a problem in the world. Only his family and a few close friends knew that the youngest, a baby born against all odds, suffered with cystic fibrosis, and the two eldest, both adopted at birth, had emotional problems that led to drug addiction. While demonstrating an uncanny ability to remain positive and strong, Richard faced countless circumstances that were too awful to discuss. Still, he found reasons to be uplifted and inspired by his experiences.
When he decided to write a book, Richard did not set out to shock readers with his stories, but to help others. He has endeavored to provide encouragement, especially to parents who face unspeakable problems, by demonstrating how he has remained positive and passionate about life. Richard has further committed to donate 10 percent of all proceeds from The Protector to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
“The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation funds more CF-related research than any organization and is pioneering the way for drugs that treat the underlying cause of CF instead of just the symptoms,” says Scot Rittenbaum, Executive Director of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. “Richard is helping ‘CF’ stand for ‘Cure Found’ through raising awareness and funds.”
The Protector will be available for sale at Barnes & Noble in Alpharetta on Jan. 26. Copies can also be ordered through major booksellers online. For more information about Richard Dressler and The Protector, please visit www.protectingmylovedones.com. Details about the Atlanta-based Cystic Fibrosis Foundation are available at www.cff.org.