by Mildred D. Rust, M.D.
A life well lived is worthy of accolades and remembrance – especially when that life is begun with what first appears to be a handicap but turns out to be a blessing in disguise.
Such has been Mildred D. Rust’s life to date. Born with club feet, which necessitated numerous surgeries, casts, and special shoes, she rose above the physical and emotional setbacks resulting from the birth defect, as well as rising above her own family’s emotional and mental vagaries to live A Unique Life.
As she shares her story with us, we are struck by her ambition and determination to help others. Striving to be the best throughout her school years, even as she went to medical school, she also strove to live a normal life, getting married and raising two daughters. At the same time, we are given a glimpse of the past, a time gone by, when the world moved in different ways because people were so different.
Spending her golden years traveling, she wanted to put her life in book form as a permanent record for her grandchildren, especially after taking an autobiography course.
A life well lived – yes, it has been that and more for Dr. Rust.
(2005, paperback, 206 pages)