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Successful Book Signing of “It’s Ok To Be Different” Inspires Coatesville

Feb 27, 2024 | Coatesville

This past weekend, on February 24th, the Courtyard Marriott Coatesville hosted a remarkable book signing event featuring Paige Thomas and the star of the show, Paisley. The event celebrated mother, Paige’s inspiring book titled “It’s Ok To Be Different.” However, what truly captivated attendees was Paisley’s remarkable journey as a limb loss champion.

Paisley, a bilateral above-knee amputee, has been standing tall since 2019, defying odds and embracing life with unwavering courage. Her story is not just about overcoming physical challenges; it’s about embodying resilience, determination, and the beauty of diversity. Born with a rare medical condition known as Tibial Hemimelia, occurring in only one out of every million births, Paisley’s existence is a testament to the extraordinary.

From the tender age of three, Paisley embarked on a journey adorned with prosthetics, navigating a path that demanded courage beyond her years. Her story is not just one of personal triumph but also of spreading a message of acceptance, understanding, and the celebration of differences.

“It’s Ok To Be Different” is more than just a book; it’s a beacon of hope, a guidebook for those navigating the complexities of life’s challenges. Through their words, Paige and Paisley aim to inspire, educate, and lead by example. Their message transcends boundaries of age, ethnicity, and background, touching the hearts and minds of all who encounter it.

The event at the Courtyard Marriott Coatesville was a celebration of diversity, resilience, and the power of storytelling. Attendees had the opportunity to connect with Paisley, whose infectious spirit and unwavering determination left an indelible mark on everyone present. As Paisley and Paige continue their journey, they strive to be walking examples of the change they wish to see in the world. Their book serves as a roadmap, guiding readers towards a future where differences are not just accepted but celebrated.

Through their book and events like the one at Courtyard Marriott Coatesville, Paisley and Paige are reshaping perceptions, one inspiring story at a time. As we reflect on this remarkable event, let us carry forward the message of “It’s Ok To Be Different” and embrace the richness of diversity that makes our world truly extraordinary. For all events and community updates, keep up with all things 19320GO!

Posted by Monica Ferguson

Monica is a senior at West Chester University studying Digital Marketing. She is excited about moving to Chester County and eventually starting her career there after graduation.

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