NUTLEY, NJ - Actor Kirk Cameron, known to many for his role in ABC's 'Growing Pains' will be at the Nutley Free Public Library Thursday September 19 for the launch of 'Trapped In My Body In My Own Words.'

'Trapped' is the story of Nutley resident Melissa Centrella, who despite serious physical challenges, never stopped being a gregarious high school student who made friends with everyone she met. Centrella passed away 17 years ago.

The author, Claire Centrella, is Melissa's mother. She, along with friends and family, came together to share stories of Melissa.

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Melissa was a huge fan of Kirk Cameron, and once word got to him about this project, he agreed to make himself available for the launch. He wrote the preface of the book and will be available to sign copies at the Nutley Public Library from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday September 19.

The event is open to everyone.