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As Miss America 1995, Heather Whitestone won the hearts of the country with her spirit and determination. In this book, Whitestone tells her own story and the stories of others who have inspired her, proving that with hard work and faith, each of us can move mountains. Though profoundly deaf since she was eighteen months old, she refused to listen to the voices of discouragement but instead followed the encouraging spirit of her family and the guidance of her own heart's dreams. She took joy in every success - no matter how small - and ultimately became Miss America. In this book, Heather shares her life-changing wisdom that with strength and faith, anything is possible.
Heather Whitestone. Her name has become synonymous with incredible determination and unprecedented achievement. In Listening with My Heart, Heather tells her own story and the stories of others who have inspired her, proving that with hard work, perseverance, and faith, each of us can move mountains. Profoundly deaf since she was eighteen months old, Heather strove to live a normal life, and refused to listen to the voices of discouragement that many of us so often hear, no matter what problems confront us. She wouldn't listen to the doctor who said she wouldn't develop beyond third-grade abilities, or to those who said she would never dance ballet, or even speak. She did, however, hear the encouraging spirit of her family and followed the guidance of her own heart's dreams. Struggling through her difficulties, she was sustained by every success--no matter how small--and ultimately became Miss America 1995. Though she is disabled, her incredible gifts have inspired many throughout the world, and in Listening with My Heart she at last shares her life-changing wisdom.
"Heather is a living example of faith, hope, and perseverance. It is my pleasure to call her my friend."
--Kathie Lee Gifford
From the Hardcover edition.