Miguel Sancho will bring a live, online discussion of his memoir “More Than You Can Handle” to the Lewes community at 5 p.m., Monday, April 5, presented by the Lewes Public Library and Browseabout Books.
Sancho tells the personally harrowing and medically enthralling story of his family's struggle to save their son Sebastian from a deadly immune deficiency. The quest for a cure leads them into the alternate universe of the rare-disease community and to the cutting edge of modern medicine, as their personal crises send them fumbling through various modalities of self-help, including faith, therapy and meditation. Sancho’s deeply researched and darkly humorous tale takes readers on a journey through the family’s personal struggles, the workings of the immune system and the radically innovative treatment used to save his son.
Sancho is an Emmy Award-winning television producer, currently show-running and developing series and specials for A&E. For seven years he helped run the ABC prime-time news magazine “20/20.” Before that, he was an investigative producer at “20/20” and CBS News’s “48 Hours.” He lives in New York with his wife Felicia Morton and their two children, Lydia and Sebastian.
The discussion is free to the public. Registration is required. To sign up, go to lewes.lib.de.us and visit the Virtual Programs for Adults page.
Participants also are encouraged to support the author by purchasing a copy of the book from local independent bookstore Browseabout Books. Each copy purchased comes with an archival bookplate signed by the author. Orders may be placed online at browseaboutbooks.com, by calling the store at 302-226-2665, or in person at 133 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach.