Return of the Old Katfish by John P. Lynch audiobook

Return of the Old Katfish: One Pathfinder's Way of Living with Arthritis

By John P. Lynch
Read by John P. Lynch

The Rheumatoid Arthritis Project
6.87 Hours 1
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John Lynch was a promising athlete, but at age eleven was struck by a crippling illness. He was diagnosed with juvenile arthritis (JA), a disease that affects 300,000 children, making them unable to live full-functioning, pain-free lives. Children with JA are called “Katfish,” a name derived from Kids and Teens’ Families Investing Support and Hope. John continued to seek new treatments, but not until age fifty-three was he given the “miracle drug” that enabled him to sustain a thirty-year legal practice. During that time he dedicated his life to helping others who suffered from JA and became a much-honored advocate for easing their distress. In addition to chronicling John’s journey from victim to advocate, Return of the Old Katfish includes the stories of children fighting through pain to carve out successful lives. These tales will give hope and inspiration to those afflicted with chronic illness and to anyone who must overcome a seemingly insurmountable obstacle in order to lead a happy and meaningful life.

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Summary

John Lynch was a promising athlete, but at age eleven was struck by a crippling illness. He was diagnosed with juvenile arthritis (JA), a disease that affects 300,000 children, making them unable to live full-functioning, pain-free lives. Children with JA are called “Katfish,” a name derived from Kids and Teens’ Families Investing Support and Hope.

John continued to seek new treatments, but not until age fifty-three was he given the “miracle drug” that enabled him to sustain a thirty-year legal practice. During that time he dedicated his life to helping others who suffered from JA and became a much-honored advocate for easing their distress.

In addition to chronicling John’s journey from victim to advocate, Return of the Old Katfish includes the stories of children fighting through pain to carve out successful lives. These tales will give hope and inspiration to those afflicted with chronic illness and to anyone who must overcome a seemingly insurmountable obstacle in order to lead a happy and meaningful life.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“John’s deeply personal perspective sheds light on the impact of the disease and how a single individual can change the way others perceive it.” Helen Emery, MD, pediatric rheumatologist
“This poignant memoir about how the love of family and friends sustains us in the face of adversity speaks to each reader in a special way. John’s story will inspire and bring hope, not only to victims of juvenile arthritis but to all who suffer from a chronic medical condition.” Maureen McGuire, attorney at law
“John’s memoir is a story of how one man can stand against the odds and make a difference. It’s an inspiration that will touch your heart.” Cathy McMorris Rodgers, congresswoman, 5th District, Washington

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Author Bio: John P. Lynch

Author Bio: John P. Lynch

John P. Lynch has had rheumatoid arthritis since 1959. In 2004, he formed The Rheumatoid Arthritis Project, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help find the cure for juvenile arthritis. He has been a longtime volunteer advocate for the Great West Region of the Arthritis Foundation. The region honored him with its 2002 Advocacy Award and 2009 Inspirational Leadership Award. He has worked tirelessly for the appropriation of public resources to prevent, control, and cure this chronic, painful, and disabling condition. He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Washington, an MBA in accounting from the University of Oregon, and a JD from Gonzaga University. He is a retired member of the Washington State Bar Association and holds a CPA certificate from the Washington State Board of Accountancy.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 6.87
Audience: Adult
Language: English