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Martin J. Levin

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Our guest will be author Marty Levin whose son Jordan Levin was born three months premature and deaf. He is author of the book, "We Were Relentless" and the also we speak about the program "My Kids First Coach" about childhood obesity.

Martin J. Levin is an Optometrist who resides in West Bloomfield, Michigan with his wife Mollene. He is the co-producer of the "My Kids First Coach" video which helps prevent childhood obesity.

Jordan Levin’s life started out as a perilous and suspenseful adventure for his parents. Born three months premature, he was so small that he weighed only 31 ounces – with tiny hands the size of a man’s fingernail. He had to have a series of operations to correct conditions that threatened his grip on life.

But hang on he did. And when it seemed that everything would turn out fine, as a toddler, Jordan was diagnosed as being profoundly deaf – he could hear sounds with frequencies below a certain threshold, but above that and he was at a loss.

Amazingly, even before the diagnosis, young Jordan had the uncanny and innate ability to lip-read. So, with the courage and foresight of his parents who were determined to raise him as normally as possible, he learned how to speak, graduated with a B.A. from Michigan State University and grew up to become a successful and confident young man. Later, he would embark on a career as a motivational speaker and personal trainer.

More than a fascinating story of a person’s triumph over disability, WE WERE RELENTLESS: A Family’s Journey to Overcome Disability is also a touching account about a father’s and mother’s love for their son – and how they encouraged him every step of the way to be all that he could be.

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