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A Lot Like Fun – Only Different

April 3, 2023 - April 3, 2024

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A Lot Like Fun – Only Different is a book about friendship. It features Chris Kelley, who is living with FTD. Author Jack Livingston says, “Chris was the ringleader of ‘cool stuff,’ routinely sweeping up anyone that was willing to join him in his rule-bending escapades. Chris was the guy who was always up for doing two fun things in one day, sometimes three. We shared many of these adventures, but as I wrote about our times together, I uncovered the details of other stories from Chris’s past: saving a drowning man in Singapore, overcoming the trauma of a childhood abduction, clearing out the high school with a smoke-bomb prank in his senior year, and raising a family of pigs in his village yard, just to name a few.”

Unfortunately, when Chris was diagnosed with FTD in his mid-fifties, Chris and Jack’s friendship changed. Now it’s Chris’s friends and family that take him on adventures. Jack says, “We go hiking, snowshoeing, and recently, Chris ice skated with his son. We surround him with familiar faces and try to do as many things as we used to. And although Chris is non-verbal, he sings! He’s relearned to do things he wasn’t doing a couple of years ago. I believe it’s because we push him to get out there and do stuff. It’s important to stay involved; our friendship is more important than ever.”

Jack donates all proceeds from the sale of A Lot Like Fun — Only Different to support AFTD’s mission. To purchase your inscribed copy and benefit AFTD click here.


April 3, 2023
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