Excerpt: 'Among Angels' by Jane Seymour

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Not long after he died, my life fell apart. I lost everything financially and emotionally. I had no idea how I was going to move ahead. It was then I received the call to play "Dr. Quinn." I have always felt that this unique role, playing a doctor in a historical period, was a gift from my dad. My father was a doctor who shared his passion for the history of medicine with me my entire life. We would visit the Museum of Medical History. I had a microscope at the age of 7, watched surgeries at the age of 10, and worked as an auxiliary nurse in his hospital. It was part of our special bond.

No one knew I had that background, and yet, in my moment of greatest need, I was given this special role that enabled me to support myself, raise my kids, and continue in my life. I'd like to believe it was his "haunting," and that he was sending me a message of love from heaven.

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An angel is someone who helps you believe in miracles again. And that is a friend, lover, child. - Anonymous

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