April 10 , 2018
Progeria (rapid premature aging) affects less than 100 people worldwide
LEWISBURG, Pa. - April 6, 2018 -- Threading Love, the apparel store at 419 Market Street in Lewisburg is hosting the authors of the heart-tugging book "A Short Season" about the life and travails of young Josiah Viera, who is battling progeria.
In A Short Season: Faith, Family, and a Boy's Love for Baseball, Dave Bohner, the story's narrator and Grandfather to Josiah, and Jake Gronsky, former professional baseball player with the St. Louis Cardinals organization, tell the powerful story of Josiah Viera's fight for life that not only sparked a family's journey towards healing but inspired a generation of baseball players from one of the most historic organizations in Major League Baseball.
"Josiah has a passion for baseball that transcends the sport. His story has inspired millions, and this book will impact everyone who reads it."
– Ben Houser, Senior Producer ESPN E:60
Join the book signing!
On Friday, April 13th from 5 pm - 8 pm at Threading Love in Downtown Lewisburg (right next to the Campus Theatre), co-authors Jake Gronsky and David Bohner will be available to sign books as well as introduce the guest of honor - Josiah Viera! Threading Love will be featuring a pop-up coffee shop by East Africa Coffee Co. and a gourmet grilled cheese food truck by Grilled Cheese Cafe 2, where a percentage of proceeds from sales will be donated to Josiah. There will be books available for purchase in-store at the event and are available for purchase today at Threading Love. Books can also be purchased through their website to pick up in store or to ship by going to the following link: Threading Love Store (https://www.threadinglove.com/