Woman’s club to host best-selling author

HOLLIS – The next meeting of the Hollis Woman’s Club will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 9 a.m. in the Lawrence Barn, 28 Depot Road.

The Club is excited to welcome Stefany Shaheen, author of “Elle & Coach: Diabetes, the Fight for My Daughter’s Life,” and “The Dog Who Changed Everything.” She is a self-confessed Type A personality, who thought she had everything in life under control – a career, four children and a happy life in Portsmouth, but sometimes life throws us a curve ball.

Through Stefany’s real life story, we will learn how life-changing and stressful it is to be responsible for a child with a chronic, potentially life-threatening, illness who needs constant monitoring. We will learn about Type 1 diabetes and gain an appreciation for the daily struggles people with this, currently incurable, illness face. We will also hear about the comfort and reassurance a specially trained medic-alert dog can bring.

Being raised by two advocates (her mom is a U. S. senator and her dad was a judge and lawyer), Stefany learned this skill growing up. She and Elle are now dedicated to improving life for people living with diabetes, advocating for medical research and advancements.

We would like to encourage members, potential members and any woman aged 18 or over with an interest in this topic to attend what we believe will be a very enlightening and heartwarming presentation. We will be collecting for the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston during the event. Please join us.

– Submitted by Hollis Woman’s Club