Living with agonizing pain was commonplace for Washington author and watercolor artist Mary Byrne Eigel. Born with bi-lateral hip dysplasia, her condition wasn’t diagnosed until she was in her twenties.
Raised in a no-nonsense Irish Catholic family in Chicago, Eigel’s parents didn’t talk about the reason for her impairment, one that caused her to fall down and struggle to stand for long periods, or walk any distance without unrelenting fatigue and discomfort.
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