In This Together: My Story

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Ann Romney

Narrated By: Ann Romney

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

Date: September 2015

Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes

Summary:

When Mitt and Ann Romney met in their late teens, a great American love story began. And their life together would be blessed: five healthy sons, financial security, and a home filled with joy. Despite the typical ups and downs, they had a storybook life.

Then, in 1998, Ann was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She couldn't believe it was real; there were no therapies or treatments to help her. Mitt told her that day that they would tackle the diagnosis as a team: They were in it together. "As long as it isn't fatal, we're fine. If you have to be in a wheelchair, I'll be right there to push it," he told her. And Ann thought, "But I'll be the one in the wheelchair." A caregiver and helper her whole life, she'd crossed a terrible invisible line. She wouldn't be able to care for her family anymore. She was the patient. Ann and Mitt would face the most frightening and humbling experience of their lives.

From reflections on her early life, her marriage, and her diagnosis and recovery, the sources of her faith, and the stories of others who overcame adversity and inspired her to keep going, In This Together is a brave and deeply honest portrait of a family facing an unexpected blow, often in the most public of circumstances.

"A lot of people talk about a transformation that happens when life throws you a curve ball, and the big one in my life was my MS diagnosis. With all the blessings I've had, MS has been my greatest teacher: It has taught me about faith, compassion, and serving others. I've met many people along the way who've shared advice and demonstrated enormous resilience in the face of challenges; their stories gave me strength. In sharing my story, I want to give others hope as I've been given hope on this journey."

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  • joshua ellis

    As a newly diagnosed person myself Ann provided such an insight into everything and perfectly explained emotions I had felt already that I couldn't communicate to my family. the fact she narrated the book herself was a brilliant touch and made me really connect with her journey and give me incredible hope for my journey that has only just begun.

  • Kristin Caulfield

    Ann Romney was absolutely honest about her very personal journey with MS. It is the first time I realized someone else felt some of the things I did on my journey. Thank you for being so brave. Narrating the story herself made all the difference. You could feel the rawness of her emotions both the highs and lows.