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April 13th 2013:Overcoming Adversity – An Inspiring Interview with Christine Timmins

On her way home from a carefree day at the beach, Christine was in a car accident that left her quadriplegic. An unexpected divorce came four years later and then a diagnosis of Stage IV breast cancer. Everyone in life has adversity. Few of us have been given this much. And yet, Christine has found a way to live a happy life as a Teacher (32 of 39 years in a wheelchair), Speaker, Author, Community Service Advocate, and good friend and inspiration to many people. Please join us for this inspiring interview as Christine talks about her life and her new book, The Up Side of Down.

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Christine Ostertag Timmins

Christine Ostertag Timmins, author of The Upside of Down, grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area; earned a BA in Psychology and Business Education at San Diego State University and then an MA in Education at United States International University. Timmins received both her Teaching Credential and Administrative Credential, and enjoyed a teaching career spanning 39 years – 32 of them from a wheelchair. During those years Timmins worked on curriculum development for the State of California as well as for her district, staff development, and high school reform. During her career she received numerous awards including Freedom Foundation, Teacher of the Year, and the Victories of Spirit Award –
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