Book tells harrowing tale
SYCAMORE – Former Sycamore resident Loretta Goebel will sign copies of “A Life in Parts,” a book detailing the true story of her life-changing ordeal, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Shawn’s, 204 Somonauk St. in Sycamore.
On the afternoon of Dec. 11, 2001, a seemingly minor injury in her home led to a serious infection that landed Goebel in the hospital and before long, she was at death’s door. In the end, she survived, but lost both her legs, her left hand and most of the fingers on her right hand.
During her recovery, she became friends with Sir Paul McCartney and his then-wife, Heather Mills, a single-leg amputee. Mills pointed Goebel to a clinic in England where her own prosthetic leg was made. There, Goebel was fitted for new limbs that allowed her to go on with her life and feel pretty and feminine again.
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