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New Book Chronicles the Life of Sonja Michelle Archie (You Can Live)


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New Book Chronicles the Life of Sonja Michelle Archie

Memoir takes an intimate look at renal disease and the joys of living a God-centered life

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sonja Michelle Archie understood sorrow. She also understood triumph. Sonja was a mother and a devoted Christian as well as an advocate, ambassador and spokesperson for the Golden State Donor Services. At the age of 10, she was diagnosed with renal failure. She lived with renal disease for 30 years. In her memoir You Can Live (published by AuthorHouse), Sonja, who died in 2009, wrote about her life, her struggles and the sweet rewards of a faithful heart.

Readers new to Sonja’s legacy will soon understand the meaning of the title, You Can Live. “This book provides great inspiration that ‘you can live’ despite life’s obstacles,” reads the back of the book. Published by Sonja’s sister, Stephanie Reed, You Can Live provides an inspirational account of a life lived with courage, love and gratitude.

Sonja, who volunteered with the National Kidney Foundation, received two successful kidney transplants. After each transplant, she continued to accomplish and succeed in life through the emotional highs and lows that such a major surgery elicits.

“The loss of an organ is most devastating, but the opportunity of a normal life is possible,” says Reed.

In You Can Live, Sonja talks about marriage, employment, having a child, having to abort a child, her emotional and physical encounters during her sickness, and her spirituality. Sonja tells how she overcame a series of obstacles and how she refused to let life’s ailments stop her from achieving her desires and goals.

About the Author

Sonja Michelle Archie was born in Sacramento, California. She was the eighth child of 15 children raised in the same home. At 10 years old, she was diagnosed with renal failure. At 15 years old, Sonja received her first kidney transplant. Afterward, she was able to continue her education and enjoy a normal life. Approximately eight years later, her kidney began failing, and she received another transplant; this one from her brother.

Sonja was a dedicated mother, community volunteer and Christian.

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