“The enemy arrives without warning.” So begins Adversity Defeated: Turn Your Struggles Into Strengths, the latest book by speaker, educator, and author Marc Hoberman.
Hoberman is describing epilepsy, the seizure disorder which afflicts about 50 million people worldwide. One of the world’s most common neurological diseases, it’s also one of its cruelest, causing stigma and shame to people and their families whether they live in Uganda or Florida.
Hollywood, Florida, is where Hoberman and his family suddenly moved when he was 16. The popular teen was crushed when his family left their happy life in New York. But he had no idea what bigger adversity was coming down the pike.