The Love We Knew: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Reunion (Hardcover)

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The Love We Knew: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Reunion (Hardcover)

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A secret heartbreak, a triumphant love story


How can a young couple make it through the anguish of being separated by their parents and the trauma of a forced adoption?


In April 1961, the bottom fell out for high school football hero John Gammino and his girlfriend, Pat. The seventeen-year-olds had fallen in love in the 1950s and '60s amid the thrill of spin-the-bottle, parking, weekend dance parties, and undefeated seasons. But with the stunning news of their teen pregnancy, everything changed.


"Naked and refreshingly honest, openly dealing with the daily trials of personal life and the tumultuous professional times following divestiture." - Dr. Ronald O. Brown, Ronald O. Brown Consulting


Fifty years later, Gammino looks back on the loss - and reveals what happened to the couple and their baby.


You'll find out:


◆ The varied reactions of biological and adoptive family members after adoption

◆ The Eureka moment that solved an impossible family/career dilemma

◆ The single best piece of business advice to follow before starting a consulting company

◆ The most helpful medical advice for coping with a terminal illness


Through devastating challenges, Gammino prevails with a true story about an incredible reunion that will inspire you to face life with unconditional love and lasting resilience.


"A heartwarming story about the ups and downs of life and a testament to one couple's hard work, sacrifices, and support." - Wayne Pesaresi, former President of Sheridan Printing Co. Inc, current Vice President of Sheridan Communications Inc.


"With poignant circumstances and intriguing coincidences, hope springs eternal in this noteworthy journey of provocative challenges that ultimately lead to inspirational life-choices." - Amy Dyson, Art Historian-Etiologist

Product Details ISBN: 9781737490111
ISBN-10: 1737490110
Publisher: Jra Publishing, LLC
Publication Date: September 27th, 2021
Pages: 196
Language: English