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Poet Triumphs over Disability and Publishes Collection

Legally blind illustrator publishes captivating poems with pictures


Frederick, Maryland – WEBWIRE

God is always with them on their journey.

After being diagnosed with macular degeneration, an incurable eye disease that causes the deterioration of the retina, Leif Hammarlund within several years was pronounced as legally blind. In spite of this, he began writing poems and drawing. Hand in Hand We Walk is the product of his heartfelt, painstaking work.

Leif Hammarlund is an inspiration, proving that everyone is gifted in their own way. Hammurlund also makes use of scriptures to guide the readers not only physically but also spiritually. He wants to remind readers that they are not walking alone; God is always with them on their journey.

ď[The book] describes how we should walk each day, no matter where we are,Ē says Hammurlund. This spiritual poetry book is perfect for those who are seeking direction and looking for comfort in troubling times. With the help of a magnifying screen and Godís grace, he continues to create poems and illustrations.

One of the poems in the book received the Editorís Choice award from Poetry.com and the International Library of Poetry in 2004. Copies of the book are available in all major online retailers.


Hand in Hand We Walk
Written by Leif Hammarlund
E-book | $3.99
Softcover | $16.95

Book copies are available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, West Bow Press and other online book retailers.

About the Author

Leif Hammarlund is legally blind because of macular degeneration. This drastic change occurred while he was working at Peopleís Baptist Church and Frederick Christian Academy in Maryland. His disability moved him even closer to the Lord and inspired him to draw and write poems. He continues to use the gifts God gave him and sees the world through Godís eyes.


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 Hand in Hand We Walk
 Leif Hammarlund
 Spirituality
 Poetry
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