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Seeing Home: The Ed Lucas Story Audiobook

Seeing Home: The Ed Lucas Story: A Blind Broadcaster's Story of Overcoming Life's Greatest Obstacles

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Soon to be a major motion picture, Seeing Home: The Ed Lucas Story is the incredible true tale of a beloved Emmy-winning blind broadcaster who refused to let his disability prevent him from overcoming many challenging obstacles and achieving his dreams.

In 1951, when he was only 12 years old, Ed Lucas was hit between the eyes by a baseball during a sandlot game in Jersey City. He lost his sight forever. To cheer him up, his mother wrote letters to baseball superstars of the day, explaining her son's condition. Soon Ed was invited into their clubhouses and dugouts, and the players and coaches personally made him feel at home.

Despite the warm reception he got from his heroes, Ed was told repeatedly by others that he would never be able to accomplish anything worthwhile because of his limitations. But Hall-of-Famer Phil Rizzuto became Ed's mentor and encouraged him to pursue his passion - broadcasting. Ed then overcame hundreds of barriers, big and small, to become a pioneer - the first blind person covering baseball on a regular basis, a career he has successfully continued for six decades.

Ed may have lost his sight, but he never lost his faith, which got him through many pitfalls and dark days. When Ed's two sons were very young, his wife walked out and left him to raise them all by himself, which he did. Six years later, Ed's ex-wife returned and sued him for full custody, saying that a blind man shouldn't have her kids. The judge agreed, tearing Ed's sons away from their father's loving home. Ed fought the heartbreaking decision with appeals all the way up to the highest level of the court system. Eventually he prevailed, marking the very first time in US history that a disabled person was awarded custody over a nondisabled spouse.

Even in his later years, Ed is still enjoying a remarkably blessed life.

©2015 Ed Lucas and Christopher Lucas (P)2015 Simon & Schuster

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    What are inspiring story the people with handicap and without any cam should be required to read.

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    Full of fun stories and inspirational moments, there isn't a dull or boring part. Really makes you think about where you are in your life and how you interact with others. The narration is fair at best but it is TOTALLY forgivable and actually enduring because it's his son. This is one I'll want to listen to again. Definitely recommend.

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    john 04-25-15
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    "SEEING HOME will become a classic"

    This book is inspiring and motivating. The many big names included will make it too difficult to duplicate the impact of the book in a movie and all the laughs tears make the personal experience of the book the best venue for this remarkable story.

    My favorite anecdote was the story where Ed was trying to deal with a bureaucrat to get a Mortgage (I don't want to spoil it for the reader).

    Speaking of "reader"- what a great read by co-author Chris Lucas (regional and foreign accents included)!!

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