Author: Dr. Rita Stupavsky Colasent


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THE STORY IS ABOUT Rita’s sister LIZ and her desire to reveal secrets about her life. Liz believed that her intense passion must be fulfilled before TIME rolled away!

Liz and her family’s life is a testimony to their strong faith and determination to survive in a world of poverty while growing up in the inner city with Deaf parents. They each had tempestuous, stormy, and challenging lives filled with obstacles, but gained much strength to OVERCOME their Trials and Tribulations to succeed in life!

Rita writes about her experiences before Liz passed away—Liz’s stories, Liz’s heart-breaking death, and the odyssey of this entire journey! It was a pilgrimage with many earth-shattering, unusual, incredible, memorable, and miraculous surprises!

This book received the GOLDEN SEAL PLUME AWARD, exemplifying literary excellence for writers with exceptional and extraordinary writing styles. This remarkable dynamic story was written during a tragic, devastating worldwide pandemic!

Rita was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Life was a lot different for her and her siblings, growing up with parents who were DEAF and that used American Sign Language (ASL) to communicate. Rita and her family struggled to survive in an impoverished world. TIME was the enemy in their lives because they had to struggle, wondering how they would have enough food to get through to the next day.

Rita met her husband, Dennis, and later had two children, Pam and Chris. She worked as an interpreter for the DEAF Community to earn money to fulfill her fondest dream of attending college.

She attended Cleveland State University and Akron University. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree, Master of Arts Degree, and Doctorate at Kent State University.
She has published work in Education in Literacy for children with disabilities. Today, Rita resides in Broadview Heights, Ohio, with her husband, Dennis.

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Pages: 238 | Trim Size: 6x9

Genre: Biography

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