37 Weeks

Author: Keith Meyer
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781942901730
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When Keith and Brenda first meet and get married, producing a child with special needs was the last thing on their mind. After enduring a very problematic pregnancy, Brenda gives birth to their new son Brett. The events revolving around Brett's birth would set off a chain of events changing all of their lives forever. Devastated after their son is diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of one, Keith and Brenda go into a downward spiral of guilt and blame. Within a few years these emotions would explode late one evening leaving them with only one choice. They decided to have Brett's birth investigated to find out what actually caused his cerebral palsy. It would eventually take several years and a roller coaster ride of events before they finally find out what caused their son's disability.

My Perfect Son Has Cerebral Palsy

Author: Marie A. Kennedy
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 0759609543
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Copper Mountain College's own Cheyenne Bonnell,PHD give's her review of the book as SCARED IN A HOUSE CALLED LOVE, Rose Whittington's touching memoir of her journey from chilhood to maturity, is a remarkable book in several ways. First, it is remarkable that Rose survived her childhood and became the loving, caring, energetic, and determined person that I know her to be today. Her story is remarkable, also, in the way that it is told. Rose allows the story to unfurl from the child's perspective. Readers experience her childhood the way that Rose did herself. The neglect and abuse Rose suffers is just a part of the world in which she is growing up, and because she writes her narrative from that naive and innocent perspective, readers can experience the horror of her childhood. Rose, an open-hearted and ever hopeful child,distinctively protects the abusive adults on whom she depends; their sordid and immoral lives become so normative, so seeminglly normal to her, that it becomes almost impossible for her not to become just like them. And even so, raised in a climate of low self-esteem, an atmosphere saturated with sex, drugs, violence, spousal abuse, lying, infidelity, and thievery, Rose's true and caring nature triumphs. Although she was scared in a house called love, she hopes to prevent it from happening to others by remembering the pain that she felt and telling her story so that others will not have to live through her pain.

Pediatric Home Care for Nurses A Family Centered Approach

Author: Wendy L. Votroubek
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449611354
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Pediatric Home Care is a practice-based text perfect for either students or for supporting pediatric nurses practicing in a home-care setting. The text includes a variety of nursing information required for this type of care across a large spectrum of physiologic categories and acuity levels. The Third Edition has been completely revised and updated to reflect the most current practice and technology and includes a new focus on evidence based practice.

If at Birth You Don t Succeed

Author: Zach Anner
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1627793658
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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“Hilarious and inspiring, Anner has made a life filled with fans, love, and Internet fame—reminding us that disability is no match for dreams.”—People (Book of the Week) “Zach Anner is way more than an inspirational figure for anyone who has ever felt impossibly different: he’s also a great f**king writer.”—Lena Dunham Comedian Zach Anner opens his frank and devilishly funny book, If at Birth You Don't Succeed, with an admission: he botched his own birth. Two months early, underweight and under-prepared for life, he entered the world with cerebral palsy and an uncertain future. So how did this hairless mole-rat of a boy blossom into a viral internet sensation who's hosted two travel shows, impressed Oprah, driven the Mars Rover, and inspired a John Mayer song? (It wasn't "Your Body is a Wonderland.") Zach lives by the mantra: when life gives you wheelchair, make lemonade. Whether recounting a valiant childhood attempt to woo Cindy Crawford, encounters with zealous faith healers, or the time he crapped his pants mere feet from Dr. Phil, Zach shares his fumbles with unflinching honesty and characteristic charm. By his thirtieth birthday, Zach had grown into an adult with a career in entertainment, millions of fans, a loving family, and friends who would literally carry him up mountains. If at Birth You Don't Succeed is a hilariously irreverent and heartfelt memoir about finding your passion and your path even when it's paved with epic misadventure. This is the unlikely but not unlucky story of a man who couldn't safely open a bag of Skittles, but still became a fitness guru with fans around the world. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll fall in love with the Olive Garden all over again, and learn why cerebral palsy is, definitively, "the sexiest of the palsies."

Nujeen

Author: Nujeen Mustafa
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062567756
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Prize-winning journalist and the co-author of smash New York Times bestseller I Am Malala, Christina Lamb, now tells the inspiring true story of another remarkable young hero: Nujeen Mustafa, a teenager born with cerebral palsy, whose harrowing journey from war-ravaged Syria to Germany in a wheelchair is a breathtaking tale of fortitude, grit, and hope that lends a face to the greatest humanitarian issue of our time, the Syrian refugee crisis. For millions around the globe, sixteen-year-old Nujeen Mustafa embodies the best of the human spirit. Confined to a wheelchair because of her cerebral palsy and denied formal schooling in Syria because of her illness, Nujeen taught herself English by watching American soap operas. When her small town became the epicenter of the brutal fight between ISIS militants and US-backed Kurdish troops in 2014, she and her family were forced to flee. Despite her physical limitations, Nujeen embarked on the arduous trek to safety and a new life. The grueling sixteen-month odyssey by foot, boat, and bus took her across Turkey and the Mediterranean to Greece, through Macedonia to Serbia and Hungary, and finally, to Germany. Yet, in spite of the tremendous physical hardship she endured, Nujeen's extraordinary optimism never wavered. Refusing to give in to despair or see herself as a passive victim, she kept her head high. As she told a BBC reporter, "You should fight to get what you want in this world." Nujeen's positivity and resolve infuses this unforgettable story of one young woman determined to make a better life for herself. Told by acclaimed British foreign correspondent Christina Lamb, Nujeen is a unique and powerful memoir that gives voice to the Syrian refugee crisis, helping us to understand that the world must change—and offering the inspiration to make that change reality.

Falling Away from You

Author: Nicole Bingaman
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692255926
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On Thanksgiving Eve 2012, the course of one young man's life would be forever changed. Falling Away from You tells the story of Taylor Bingaman and his journey through the world of Traumatic Brain Injury. Taylor's mother, Nicole, shares the story as she recounts the events that happened as the result of a devastating fall down the stairs in their family home. Nicole brings to life what happens in Taylor's accident through his continual recovery in a very personal and candid way. She expresses the idea that it takes a village to have a successful recovery and it merely begins in the operating room. This book will remind you that each day is a precious and irreplaceable gift. It will show you that love and time do play a part in healing. Falling Away from You is a perspective of hope in the midst of tragedy, triumph in the face of what seemed like unbeatable odds, and how one family came together to help bring back the son and brother they loved so much. It is a realistic perspective on courage, determination and one young man's struggle and drive to beat the odds, one step at a time.

Fabulously Fighting

Author: Fabianna Marie
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1524647195
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With a brand-new baby and feeling as if her life was falling into place, Fabianna Marie was diagnosed with not only an autoimmune disease that was damaging her organs but was just handed the diagnosis of breast cancer at age twenty-seven. Fabianna was a new mother and a wife who felt no longer in control of her life. Cancer had the wheel and wasnt letting go. Fabianna Marie was searching for a book about breast cancer that wasnt full of medical jargon that scared the crap out of her. She wanted a book that would help her cope with everyday life. The last eleven years of battling cancer have been a journey during which she has learned how to live each day with love, laughter, and honesty. Fabianna hopes that sharing her story can be that resource for others she didnt have.

This Lovely Life

Author: Vicki Forman
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 0547394403
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One woman’s true story of raising a child born three months premature—“propulsive, startling, and vivid, like motherhood itself” (Meg Wolitzer, New York Times–bestselling author of The Female Persuasion). Vicki Forman gave birth to Evan and Ellie, weighing only one pound each, at twenty-three weeks’ gestation. During the delivery she begged the doctors to “let her babies go”—knowing all too well that at their early stage of development they would likely die and, if they survived, would have a high risk of permanent disabilities. However, California law demanded resuscitation. Her daughter died just four days later; her son survived and was indeed multiply disabled: blind, nonverbal, and dependent on a feeding tube. This Lovely Life tells, with brilliant intensity, of what became of the Forman family after the birth of the twins—the harrowing medical interventions and ethical considerations involving the sanctity of life and death. In the end, the long-delayed first steps of a five-year-old child will seem like the fist-pumping stuff of a triumph narrative. Forman’s intelligent voice gives a sensitive, nuanced rendering of her guilt, her anger, and her eventual acceptance in this portrait of a mother’s fierce love for her children. “Intimate, compelling, and hopeful—an absolutely important book.” —Rachel Simon, author of Riding the Bus with My Sister

Ella

Author: Jennifer Wilkins
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1449728936
Format: PDF
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When Jennifer's water broke at only eighteen weeks of pregnancy, she knew her baby was going to die. As she sat in the darkness of her closet, she asked God why He would let this happen. "Have peace," was His answer. This is a story about Ella and how God gave her peace in the middle of devastation-hope instead of grief and joy in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Join one family on their journey from the side of a neonatal intensive care crib to the mountains of Peru, as well as many detours between and beyond. Theirs is a journey of faith, as they learn to trust the One who cares about our pain and answers our heart's deepest questions-not always in the way we'd expect, but in ways more beautiful than could ever be foreseen.