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A Quiet Hero: The Life of Charles W. Denko, PhD, MD by Joanne D. Denko, MD, MS is an inspiring true story about the life of an unsung hero: Charles W. Denko. A first generation American of Russian descent, his life unfolds in Cleveland where he was born to Vasil and Evdokiya on August 12, 1916. The family moves to Ellwood City, Pennsylvania where Vasil works in a steel mill and one-year-old Charles is diagnosed with Poliomyelitis, a disease that was common to children at that time, and it leaves him crippled. Showing an early interest in science and possessing an acute intelligence, little Charles thrives in school. Graduating as a valedictorian from Elwood City High School, he is destined for greater things and, against many odds, he becomes exactly the man he wants to be.
Joanne D. Denko's A Quiet Hero: The Life of Charles W. Denko, PhD, MD is a moving tribute to an extraordinary man that possessed not only great intellect and talent, but also an admirable character. He is not the popular kind of hero that leads an army or physically rescues a victim trapped in a fire or the like. Dr. Charles Denko worked countless hours in the laboratory and lectured around the globe, and influenced the world with a magnitude no one can imagine. A biochemist, physician and a researcher, he worked to make life better for everyone without much fanfare. And perhaps equally as important, he was a good husband and father who loved his community and did what he loved doing. A Quiet Hero is a book that inspires and it also provokes its readers go out there and do the best they can!