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JORGE and LAURA POSADA were accustomed to being on top of the world. After a romantic courtship, the lives of these newlyweds were filled with unimaginable success and joy. But all of that changed when their first-born son was diagnosed with craniosynostosis, a birth defect that causes an abnormally shaped skull. Their priorities swiftly changed, as Jorge and Laura navigated their way through the challenges of their son's diagnosis and eventual treatment, which has included eight major surgeries. Laura stayed home with her son, while Jorge suffered in silence as he tried to stay strong under the pressure to perform as a Yankees baseball player.Amid their fear, confusion, and anxiety as young parents, they decided to keep their son's sickness a secret to protect him from a media frenzy, but in time they realized it was this very celebrity status that would allow them to make a difference--not only for patients with craniosynostosis but for people suffering from any type of illness. They decided to open the Jorge Posada Foundation to help kids with the same condition, a decision that gave new meaning to their lives. Before being a celebrity athlete or a lawyer, Jorge and Laura are a father and a mother, a husband and a wife--and the fortitude and foundations of their family values have helped them face even the worst of days. The Beauty of Love is more than a memoir about dealing with childhood illness--it is a heartfelt and uplifting illustration of how a couple can endure stress and strife and come out stronger on the other side.
En Fit Home Team, Jorge y Laura Posada ofrecen una guÍa poderosa y activa para resolver, de a una familia por vez, el problema de la falta de ejercicios. Repleto de fotos, ejercicios, estrategias, actividades y recetas deliciosas y aptas para niÑos, que toda la familia puede disfrutar. El libro incluye, ademÁs, consejos y trucos a prueba de tontos para empezar a andar y no desviarse del camino. Fit Home Team saca del sofÁ a padres e hijos, y los transporta a los jardÍnes, los parques y los patios de AmÉrica, promoviendo la uniÓn mientras provee a las familias de las herramientas necesarias para proteger la salud de sus hijos, hoy y por el resto de sus vidas. In Fit Home Team, Jorge and Laura Posada offer a powerful, hands-on guide to solving the problem, one family at a time. Packed with photos, exercises, strategies, activities, and delicious kid-friendly recipes that the whole family can enjoy, along with foolproof tricks and tips for getting on track and staying the course, Fit Home Team gets parents and kids off the couch and into the backyards, parks, and playgrounds of America, fostering togetherness as it arms families with the tools they need to protect their children's health today and for a lifetime.
Jorge and Laura Posada are not the kind of parents who say to their children, "Do as I say." Their parenting mantra instead is, "Let's do it together," and the Posadas have always made good nutrition and fitness a core element of their family lifestyle. Fit Home Team is their formula for getting parents and kids off the couch, arming families with key tools for optimal health, wellness, and overall balance by offering: A simple guide to eating right Nutrition-packed kid-friendly recipes Tips for taking the "work" out of "working out" Inexpensive seasonal activities for staying fit An easy-to-follow family progress chart Sixteen percent of children age 2 to 19 are obese. To help face down this tragic national health crisis, the Posadas bring together everything they have learned from sports and athletics, along with caring for their own family, giving parents a complete lesson in fitness, nutrition, and the power of family unity, all at the same time. Fit Home Team is a durable lifestyle change that helps families get fit and stay fit.
The legendary New York Yankees catcher tells the incredible and unexpected story of his career, his past, and the father-son bond that fueled his love of the gameFor seventeen seasons, the name Jorge Posada was synonymous with New York Yankees baseball. A fixture behind home plate throughout the Yankees' biggest successes, Jorge worked tirelessly to become the Yankees' star catcher, and in the years that followed, his accomplishments, work ethic, and leadership established him as one of the greatest Yankees ever to wear pinstripes.Now, in this long-awaited memoir, Jorge details his road to home plate, sharing a remarkable generational account of his journey from the ball fields of Puerto Rico to the House That Ruth Built. Offering a view from behind the mask unlike any other, Jorge discusses the key moments, great plays, and big-league personalities that marked Yankees baseball for a generation. With pitch-by-pitch recall, he looks back across the years, going inside friendships forged on the field and explaining how--as part of the Core Four alongside Derek Jeter, Andy Pettitte, and Mariano Rivera--he helped to reestablish the Yankees as a dynasty and win five World Series. Along the way he tells a story of how his team, along with manager Joe Torre, became his home away from home, teaching him that family isn't defined by blood, but by the people who supported him through it all. Going beyond his all-star career, Jorge also shares his life in full for the first time. Examining how his path to the big leagues began in the most unexpected of ways, Jorge digs into his cultural roots in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Cuba to illuminate three generations of cherished father-son relationships that have made him the man he is today. At the center is the deep bond he shares with his father and namesake, Jorge Sr., who escaped Cuba and helped to mold his son into a ballplayer, honing his talent and instilling in him the drive necessary to fulfill his childhood dream of playing in the Bronx.More than just a baseball story, The Journey Home is a tale of two families--the inspiring yet challenging family Jorge was born into, and the adoptive Yankees family that catapulted him to glory. Complete with sixteen pages of color photographs, this touching and earnest memoir is a testament to hard work, brotherhood, and the generational gift of baseball between fathers and sons.