With a background in science, Lily’s 30+ year career included senior management positions in industry and education. Upon retirement, she wrote Spastic Diplegia–Bilateral Cerebral Palsy in conjunction with senior medical staff at Gillette Children’s Hospital in Minnesota. Lily co-authored Pure Grit: Stories of Remarkable People Living with Physical Disability with Kara Buckley, Senior Advisor to the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee. Pure Grit tells the stories of nineteen people across the globe, who grew up with physical disability and are living and thriving in diverse fields. Proceeds from both books, available on Amazon, go to research. Lily now works as Program Director, Gillette Children’s Healthcare Press.