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The Music of My Life

Finding My Way After My Mother's MS Diagnosis

123 pages
University of Akron Press
The Music of My Life: Finding My Way After My Mother's MS Diagnosis follows the life of Steve McClain after his mother is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis early in his childhood. He recounts the story of his mother's life growing up in Northeast Ohio and her struggles with single parenthood and a devastating, chronic illness, at a time when there was very little to no treatment. This work began as a way to tell the story of Steve's mother, but it is as much her story as it is his own journey as caregiver, son, musician, and MS patient.
Author Bio
Steve McClain is a singer/songwriter and guitarist based in Nashville, TN. He was born and raised in northeast Ohio and earned a BA and MA in geography at Kent State University. He teaches geography and earth science at Columbia State and Nashville State Community Colleges and music at Franklin Brentwood Arts Academy in Middle Tennessee.