This Roller Coaster Called Life takes a close look at people's perceptions based upon life's situations. Through dealing with ALS, Alzheimers, family, education, and this roller coaster we call life, the short stories will make you laugh out loud or shed a tear. Perception, perhaps, is one of the many keys to life. Dr. Donna Shaffer was raised in the foothills of Tennessee. Donna has been a part of the educational system for 20 years and is honored to be a part of families' lives. Donna's favorite perception is that "Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly.