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At 42 years old, Valerie Giglio was heading for a bright future as both a successful lawyer and professional vocalist with two CDs to her name, when out of nowhere, she suffered a brain stem stroke that ravaged her life and caused her world to spin out of control. Completely paralyzed on one side, confined to a wheelchair, her singing voice stolen from her at the height of her career, Valerie was devastated. But with fierce determination and fortitude, and the support of her loving family and a wonderful healthcare team, Valerie faced down every setback and obstacle in her path. Overcoming paralysis and regaining her singing voice, she returned to the stage just one year later. The story of this woman's miraculous journey allows you to travel with Valerie on her path to an extraordinary recovery. Singing in My Own Key: A Vocalist's Triumph Over Stroke, abridged audio version, is a story of hope and faith that will leave you deeply inspired.
Cover photo: Kristin Gillis Photography
Cover design: Streetlight Graphics
Featuring music by composer and recording artist Laura Sullivan, "Love's River, Holding Heaven, 900 Voices" (AKA "We Are Love")
"Giglio more than meets her goal of showing readers that "miracles happen". (Publisher's Weekly)
"Singing in My Own Key truly is a remarkable work of standing inspiration for all, detailing the mental strength and dedication to overcome all frustrations. Readers of all genres should definitely add Singing in My Own Key to their list." (Portland Book Review, 4.5/5 stars)
"I cannot recommend Singing in My Own Key: A Vocalist's Triumph Over Stroke by Valerie L. Giglio highly enough. This is not just a book for singers by a singer. This is a book for all who suffer huge setbacks and think they will never recover or that their lives are over. Valerie proves this is not so...ever! As she clearly illustrates by her remarkable journey back to her former self, healing is a choice. Decide if you want to live forever as you are living now. Then choose. 'Sometimes the only road worth traveling is the hardest one'. Wise, wise words." (Readers Favorite, 5 Stars)
"Singing in My Own Key is a personal and profound meditation on human resilience. Valerie Giglio is the embodiment of grit and grace. In her moments of darkness, she lit a light with music, which she has shared with the world to illuminate an eternal truth: the human spirit cannot be defeated. A moving and brilliant narrative." (Kabir Sehgal, New York Times best-selling author and multi-Grammy® award winner)
©2016 Valerie L. Giglio (P)2017 Valerie L. Giglio
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5 out of 5 stars
By EJ on 10-20-17

A riveting, heart-tugging, triumphant story

Valeri tells her compelling story about her true love being wrenched away unexpectedly in the blink of an eye. The true love in this case is Valeri's music. I was drawn into her story by her engaging, honest, and down to earth delivery. Her ability to use her humor and resilience to overcome the challenges thrust at her as a result of her debilitating stroke commands respect and admiration from the listener. The story of her path back to her true love, her music, is truly inspirational...Bravo Valeri!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Elizabeth Apple on 10-14-17

A story of perseverance and success!

Valerie’s story in “Sing in My Own Key” is one of recovery from terrifying loss. Valerie’s recovery would not have been possible without:  her undying determination to regain everything that she had lost, her love of music and singing, the wonderful support and love provided by her spouse and her family, and the wonderful medical care, physical and occupational therapy, and music therapy, that she received in Boston.

I loved hearing the audio version of her book because it felt like I was meeting Valerie and hearing her story of triumph in her own voice.  Being a stroke survivor myself, due the same vascular condition, I can appreciate how Valerie explains her injury and deficits, both physically and emotionally. Her description is accurate and unsensationalized; while at the same time her recovery and accomplishments are spectacular and motivating.

 What Valerie achieved in stroke recovery, in the timeframe that she achieved it, is miraculous. What she experienced is terrifying and what she accomplished is inspiring. Singing In My Own Key is a must read/hear for anyone facing overcoming a daunting obstacle in their life.

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