We are here to teach the world what happens when love is enough…
We are here to teach the world what happens when love is enough...Speechless is the true story of one family who fought against the incurable, irreversible disability of autism and won. It is the tale of three brothers, each diagnosed within months of one another, and their parents' fight to bring them back into the typical world they had left so long ago. Their parents accepted the disorder with the caveat that they would continue to fight and would never accept that this had to be a lifelong disability. This brought with it the realization that, if you hope, anything is possible--even recovery and a cure.
Together they listened to their children and navigated a new path to acceptance; they opened their eyes to what their children needed. They began to look at all the gifts their children had instead of focusing on the things they lacked. They realized typical was overrated and their children were extraordinary.
With this new knowledge they were empowered as they weighed the options of this new world, finding the unique therapies that would help each of their children on the road to recovery. This paradigm shift set them on a new path from despair to hope- to a new life for all five of them. Together they took it one day at a time, enjoying every moment--all the while moving closer and closer to a normal life. The unique minds of three remarkable boys would teach them so much. For the first time they could appreciate the pure joy of dancing in the rain, stopping to smell the lilacs, and the beautiful music you can create with a handful of rice and a xylophone.
Speechless is the real life story of a family that was faced with tragedy who, instead of lying down and falling apart, stood up, dusted themselves off and fought until what the experts said was impossible became a reality.
Speechless is a story of acceptance and hope that will enable you to look at your journey differently and will give you the ability to change your perspective. The hope and heart full of dreams you had for your child before you received the life-changing diagnosis will be restored. This is the story of acceptance of the challenges you have that confront you right now, but also the belief that you have the ability to change the future.
Format: 5.5 x 8.5 Black & White Paperback, 142 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Nov 19, 2014)
Genre: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Children with Special Needs