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Local Republican women share book to inspire hope in humanity

Judy Marten, president Osage County Republican Women, presents the group’s book donation of “Better Angels” to Overbrook Library Director Kyle Sederstrom. Courtesy photo.

The Osage County Republican Women recently delivered the group’s annual book selection to several public libraries in Osage County. The reading selection this year is “Better Angels: You Can Change the World. You Are Not Alone.” by Sadie Keller. This inspiring story stirs the soul of anyone who wants to find hope in humanity.

Author Sadie Keller was diagnosed with leukemia at age seven. By age eight, Sadie had lost all her hair from chemotherapy treatments. She started a crusade by creating a video about herself, her cancer and her chemotherapy. When Sadie posted it on the internet, the video went viral, paving the way for Sadie to tell her story on national television. Sadie also told her story to members of Congress, who passed legislation to provide for more specific research and better medicines for childhood cancer.

“Our Leaders are Readers initiative is a partnership with the National Federation of Republican Women to promote literacy,” said Judy Marten, OCRW president.

On behalf of the group, Marten made the presentations to library directors Brandi Shaffer, at Burlingame Library; Genea Reynolds, Lyndon Carnegie Library; Jeanette Stromgren, Osage City Library; and Kyle Sederstrom, Overbrook Public Library.

Books were also donated to Carbondale and Melvern libraries. The group plans to distribute the book to area doctors’ offices and local wellness clinics in 2022.

Information and photo thanks to Sue Anderson.


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