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This is a true story about a little girl, told beautifully and simply by her mother. Because she is an extraordinary child this is an extraordinary book... a book you will not forget. Open and read the first few pages to catch its very special flavor.
Karen is a story of parental love. It is about an unusual child, above average mentally, but handicapped in other ways. It is about family life, its friction and its fun, its financial problems, its common interest in baseball. It is about modern medicine, as a science and an art, and about individual doctors and nurses and therapists. And about the genesis and rapid growth of a great national organization, the United Cerebral Palsy Association.
In reading Karen you will gain a richer understanding of the mutual love and intelligence of the family unit. You will find inspiration in the description of the development of self-reliance in an individual. And there is satisfaction in reading of the quick response of people to worthy objectives.
If you think there's plenty of trouble in the world, if you have read enough of wickedness and selfishness, you will be glad to find in these pages the other side of the coin. Not all sweetness and light. But more than a hint that people still have love and faith and courage to meet the problems at hand.
The story of Karen, her mother and father, sisters and brother, friends and pets is emotional, with many poignant moments. It isn't sad. It could have been. Instead, it is a story of success, informative, fun to read and often pay... an inspiring affirmation that our happiness of grief depends mainly upon ourselves.
Specifications of Karen
|Publisher||Prentice Hall Trade|
|Number Of Pages||314|
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