One Blink at a Time is an upbeat, inspiring story of courage and optimism. Ismail and Cheryl Tsieprati recount in alternating chapters how they deal with their daily challenges living for 30 years with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Although ALS has stolen Ismail’s ability to move, speak, even to breathe on his own, it has not taken away his determination to live a happy and productive life. Ismail spelled out his chapters using eye blinks, letter by letter, word by word. His and Cheryl’s distinctive voices add to the impact of this exceptional book.
Full of practical advice from training caregivers to preparing for emergencies to surviving the hospital, the book also includes an extensive glossary and helpful resources.
Above all else, One Blink at a Time is an inspiring love story. Ismail and Cheryl are as devoted to one another today as they were the day they were married 44 years ago.