The 50 Year Secret (paperback)


How timing, perseverance and a chance DNA test saved Julie's life.

The incredible Alpha-1 story that led to a search for her biological family.


This is in paperback.  

Each of our copies have been signed on the first page by Julie with "A smile can change a life" (photo attached).

Pages: 188
Publisher: Koehler Books (December 15, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1633937402
ISBN-13: 978-1633937406
Product Dimensions: 16 x 1.7 x 23.5 cm

Julie MacNeil is 6'4", and although she is neither a WNBA athlete nor a famous model, she has a remarkable story to tell. As an adopted child, she always wondered about the parents who gave her up. After overcoming a challenging childhood and surviving two tumultuous marriages, a chance DNA test revealed an incredibly rare and life-threatening liver-lung disease. Julie then embarked on a difficult journey to find her birth family. Her goal was to warn them about the disease, which is highly genetic and often undiagnosed. What followed was a miraculous sequence of events and a remarkable homecoming.

To learn more about Julie and her book, you can visit her web site here:

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