Mari-Rae Sopper had a dream. She wanted to become a professional gymnast. She wasn’t the most talented, but she had the most determination. Her love for the sport drove her forward. Her struggle with bi-polar disorder often got in her way, but she never gave up. Finally, it was all within her grasp. The day was September 11, 2001.
The true biography of Mari-Rae Sopper, told to me by her mother, Marion Kminek, family, friends and colleagues was challenging but therapeutic for me to write. Traumatized by 9/11, Within Her Grasp has given me peace. It will give you inspiration to go after your hearts desire, regardless of the cost. The book launch for this book released on June 19, 2015, what would have been Mari-Rae’s forty-ninth birthday. Available in print and ebook, it can be purchased through Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com or my website, http://www.joannetailele.com