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Former Associated Press writer Jim Purks shared his experiences with people in Albany Thursday night.More >>
Former Associated Press writer Jim Purks shared his experiences with people in Albany Thursday night. More >>
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - Movies like A Beautiful Mind and The Soloist show examples of adults dealing with Paranoid Schizophrenia. Most people afflicted with the disease don't show signs until later in life, but Kevin Williams started showing signs when he was two.
Kevin's mother Sunnie, a Thomasville native, decided to document her sons behavior in a journal. Eight years later she turned that journal into the book "Heaven Sent Me." Williams was at Thomasville High School today to sign books and speak to students. "The book to me is like a roller coaster because like in the beginning it's really funny because it's like oh my god this is kid is getting into everything and than it gets really sad. It's like a roller coaster, it's real sad," said Williams.
Williams answered students questions and showed them family photos. She says she hopes her book finds other parents whose children deal with this disease because she wants them to know they are not alone.
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