A short life, well lived

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) A family’s journey through their child’s illness, death, and the experiences that followed have been told honestly and often joyfully in a new memoir called “He Plays a Harp.” Roberta King wrote the book five years after the death of her son.

King says she didn’t set out to write the book, but wanted to mark the anniversary of Noah’s death with a piece of memorable writing. It’s the story of death but also of the 17 years Noah spent with his family. He was born five weeks premature and weighed 4.5 pounds at birth. Six months later, doctors discovered he had cerebral palsy. Noah died at the age of 17 from complications of pneumonia.

Despite using a wheelchair since the age of five, King says Noah lived a happy life, and this is her chance to share his story.

Book signing:

“He Plays a Harp”
Sunday, August 17, 10:30am
The Bookman – Grand Haven

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