This past Monday, CNN.com featured a gallery of folks from the book.
I wrote to everyone included in the gallery to give them a heads up about the appearance. A few days later I received this very satisfying note from Terry Baseler:
“I actually found out that it had been published yesterday. I received a call from a random person named Steven from Atlanta. He said he saw me on a CNN website and reading my story prompted him to pick up the phone and call. He wanted to tell me that he wished me the best… I was taken by surprise, but it was so heartwarming to hear there are people out there who care. He took the time out of his day to call and tell me that he felt for me!”
An excellent moment born of Terry’s affecting experience — and the openness with which she shared it.