Local woman is all about the power of the positive

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Charlton was our guest on 9NEWS 11 a.m.

Charlton says her own experiences of loss have allowed her the vision to see and understand how precious and valuable every moment of living is.

She considers herself to be a survivor, living through a traumatic illness, which took three of her limbs. She says she knows she beat the odds, escaping with her life, when no one thought she would live.

Two years after her own harrowing experience with illness, her husband Michael died from a very rare form of cancer, leaving her to pick up the pieces, and creating a new way of living for her family. One of the most important lessons in life, for her, is not to let her losses get in the way of her living.

Charlton is a contributor to one of the newest Chicken Soup For The Soul books, The Power Of Positive.

She'll be sharing her story, along with another local contributor, at a booksigning on Thursday.

Event Details:

WHO: Cindy Charlton and Dale Mary Grenfell, local authors and contributors to "Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Positive."

WHAT: Charlton and Grenfell will read their stories in "Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Positive" and sign copies of the book as well. YMCA will have copies of "Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Positive" available for purchase at a discounted rate, with all proceeds going towards the Community Support Campaign, which funds community programs and scholarships in the Denver Metropolitan area.

This event is part of the on-going Denver YMCA book series in an effort to present local authors to a wider audience.

WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

WHERE: Southwest Family YMCA 5181 West Kenyon Avenue Denver, CO 80236, (303) 761-7530.

Learn more about Charlton by visiting: http://cindycharltonspeaks.com/ 

Editor's Note:

Charlton's positivity includes Project Stocking Stuffer (PSS) that she and her children began in 2009. "We began this project as something meaningful to do for the holidays, and held it in our home," Charlton recalls.

There were 23 stuffers that year, stuffing personal use items into Christmas stockings and then taking them and giving them out to homeless people on the streets of metro Denver.

The project has grown, as word has gotten out. Last year Charlton had 130 stuffers and stuffed 250 stockings. She has a goal of 300 stockings for this year and is looking for donations of personal use items and volunteers to get it all done.

Contact her at her website for more information.

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