Who is Joan Risch?
Joan was born in 1930 in Brooklyn, New York and named Joan Carolyn Bard. When Joan was 9-years-old, her family moved to New Jersey, and shortly after moving, something terrible happened to them.
One day when Joan was at school, her parents were home when their house suddenly caught fire. They, unfortunately, did not survive and Joan was without parents and to fend for herself. Being just a child, Joan could not fully comprehend what was happening to her. One day she was happily living with her parents in New Jersey, and the next, they were gone and she was staying with relatives who she barely knew. Joan found it very hard to adjust…