​​​​​​ARLEEN PATRICIA MERCORELLA

​​​​​A Matter of Survival   -       

                The Story of Frances

When do life's troubles become too much to handle?  For Frances, it wasn't  when  her father abandoned her at age six.  Or when she spent the next ten years in an orphanage with stern nuns who offered little in the way of comfort or consolation.


And that was just the beginning of the obstacles she faced in life, after being born  in 1917 to an Italian immigrant couple who seemed to resent her very existence.

But as documented by her daughter in this amazing true story, Frances never          showed a hint of bitterness.  Instead, she overcame every struggle armed with          sweetness and positivity, and her story is sure to inspire those facing hardships in their own lives.