Shannon Miller at Bookmark It Tuesday Night

by Darlyn Finch Kuhn on May 18, 2015

Shannon Miller bio pic

Starting at 7pm, May 19th, at APEX at East End Market, (3201 Corrine Drive, Orlando, FL) Bookmark It is honored to host Shannon Miller, former Olympic gymnast, tireless women and children’s health advocate (Shannon Miller Lifestyle and Foundation) and now author as she tours the country with the release of her memoir It’s Not About Perfect: Competing for My Country and Fighting for My Life, as the first of four authors that will appear at Bookmark It in May.

Shannon’s story is one of grit, perseverance, and faith. In it Miller tells the unlikely story of a shy girl from Oklahoma becoming an international phenomenon, and takes us behind the scenes of some of the most memorable moments in U.S. Olympic history. She then tackles an even greater challenge, her health, when in 2011—at 33 years old and a new mother—Miller was diagnosed with a malignant germ cell tumor, a rare form of ovarian cancer.  Her story of trial, triumph and life after cancer reminds us all that its life’s bumps and bruises that reveal our character.

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