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Loyola graduate, wife of NY Yankees All Star to host book signing

Loyola press release - October 4, 2010

Loyola University New Orleans alumna Laura Posada ’93, J.D. ’96, author and wife of New York Yankees All Star Jorge Posada, will return to campus to sign copies of her new book, “The Beauty of Love: A Memoir of Miracles, Hope and Healing,” at 5:30 p.m., Oct. 14, in front of the J. Edgar and Louise S. Monroe Library.

The new book chronicles the Posadas’ experience of dealing with their son’s battle with craniosynostosis, a severe cranial disorder that affects 1 in every 2,000 births worldwide. Craniosynostosis is a condition in which one or more of the fibrous sutures in an infant's skull prematurely fuses. This results in restricted skull and brain growth and increases the likelihood of brain damage.

The Posadas’ story has gained national attention and recently was featured in Parade Magazine. The couple started the Jorge Posada Foundation (named after their son Jorge Jr.), which assists families in dealing with all aspects of the condition, serves to raise awareness of the condition, and supports research and education of the condition. It was recently singled out by President Obama for its positive impact on families struggling with the disease during an April trip by the Yankees to the White House.

"The sacrifices that Laura and Jorge endured for their son will resonate with parents everywhere. It's impossible to not be moved by ‘The Beauty of Love’," said Kelly Ripa, co-host of “Live with Regis and Kelly.”

All profits from the new book “The Beauty of Love: A Memoir of Miracles, Hope and Healing” will go to the Jorge Posada Foundation, which provides support to families affected by craniosynostosis.

For more information contact David Kass at dkass@hmieast.com or 212-725-7273.

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