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Author Smith, Linda, 1949 Oct.- author.

Title Unwanted : how a mother learned to turn shame, grief and fear into purpose, passion and empowerment / Linda Smith.

Publication Info. Las Vegas, NV : Linda Smith, [2019]

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Summary Linda Smith grew up impoverished, neglected and abused, but knew a great destiny awaited. She had no idea her life would take the turns it would or deliver her from fear and guilt to triumph and unconditional love. A high school dropout turned model actress, Smith married a popular Canadian entertainer and built a life together traveling across two countries while becoming entrenched in the Las Vegas celebrity community. Linda had achieved a pinnacle she never thought possible--and then it all came crashing down. When Linda gave birth to a Down syndrome baby, she was certain life as they knew it was over, but instead, their son Christopher became a catalyst that catapulted Linda onto even bigger stages. Behind the glitz and glamour of the Strip, she produced charity events and concerts for a cherished disability organization, learning the job of fundraiser among millionaires, mobsters, and city movers-and-shakers. She became one of the nation's most successful fundraisers, raising over half a billion dollars for disability causes, but her most cherished role was as a mother, seeing Chris exceed all expectations and become a force that changed not just her life, but their entire world.--Publisher.
Subject Smith, Linda, 1949 Oct.-
Smith, Christopher, 1970 May 15-2019.
Opportunity Village -- History.
Parents of children with disabilities -- Biography.
Intellectual disability.
Children with disabilities.
Children with disabilities -- Family relationships.
Down syndrome -- Patients -- Biography.
Down syndrome -- Patients -- Family relationships.
Children with disabilities -- Biography.
Intellectual disability -- Patients -- Biography.
People with disabilities -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
Disability awareness.
Fund raising.
Benefit performances -- Management.
Nonprofit organizations -- Finance.
Charities, Medical -- Finance.
Fund raisers (Persons) -- Biography.
Fund raising consultants -- Biography.
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Health aspects.
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy.
Las Vegas (Nev.) -- Social aspects.
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