Chiropractic + Naturopathic Doctor

New memoir about a hearing-impaired DC

Maria DiDanieli   


Oct. 9,
Ottawa, Ont. – In the new memoir A Silent Cheer: Against the Odds (published by iUniverse), Dr.
Emily Roback and Faye Roback-Jones take readers through Emily’s life after
being diagnosed with severe to profound hearing loss at just three years old.

Not only
does A Silent Cheer
offer readers a revealing look into deaf culture, it also gives them
the personal story of a young, hearing-impaired girl who defied odds, overcame
obstacles and worked to achieve her goals. Emily, and her mother Faye, treat
readers to Emily’s inspiring journey to become a doctor of chiropractic
medicine, a renowned fitness leader in Canada and the president of her own


“Although A Silent Cheer focuses on one particular person
living with profound hearing loss,” explains Faye, “the timelessness of working
towards a dream, yearning for something precious, love, betrayal – these are
aspects of the book which are appealing because they are issues readers can
relate to.”

Emily and
Faye hope A Silent Cheer
inspires readers, regardless of their situations – age, gender,
ability, etc. – to embrace their dreams and work to achieve what life offers

“We hope
to change some of society’s perceptions on how those who, with or without
disabilities, are able to rise up to overcome what often appears as
insurmountable obstacles throughout their lifetime,” says Faye.

the Authors

Dr. Emily
Roback, D.C., is a freelance writer for the Canadian Chiropractor magazine,
Helicopter Canada magazine and Search & Rescue Canada magazine. She lives
and operates a private chiropractic practice in Calgary, Alberta.

Roback-Jones works as an educator with the Ottawa Carleton District School
Board in eastern Ontario and is an ESL instructor for healthcare providers with
an Ottawa language institute. She lives in Ottawa, Ontario.

Silent Cheer: Against the Odds
is available for pre-orders via
now. The book is expected to be available to be ordered on-line through and, or through
your local book store by early November 2012.

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