Lessons from Jacob: A Disabled Son Teaches His Mother about Courage, Hope and the Joy of Living Each Day to the Fullest

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  • Hardcover
  • 144 pages
  • Lessons from Jacob: A Disabled Son Teaches His Mother about Courage, Hope and the Joy of Living Each Day to the Fullest
  • Ellen Schwartz
  • English
  • 12 July 2017
  • 1552638502

About the Author: Ellen Schwartz

Ellen Schwartz was born in Washington, DC, and now lives with her family in Burnaby, British Columbia In addition to writing books, she has published dozens of magazine articles and adult short stories Her stories for children have been published in children s magazines and teaching anthologies In addition to her work as an author, Ms Schwartz and her husband run a communications consulting company She works as a corporate writer, and teaches creative writing at Simon Fraser University and Douglas College Before becoming a writer, Ms Schwartz taught special education and the primary grades, and worked as an environmental educator.



      Lessons from Jacob: A Disabled Son Teaches His Mother about Courage, Hope and the Joy of Living Each Day to the Fullest
Giving birth to Jacob was supposed to be the happiest moment in Ellen s life, but for her and her husband Jeff, the joyful moment turned into their worst nightmare when they learned Jacob had Canavan Disease a devastating cerebral degenerative disease of infancy Jacob would never see, speak, walk, or sit up There ie no treatment or cure He would die Maybe in six months Maybe in two years No one knew In some ways, the worst was yet to come, for not only was Jacob born with a death sentence, but his disease would require as many as eight serious operations within his first year The unbearable helplessness of a parent forced to endure with impotence the endless agony of a son in constant pain He required constant, round the clock supervision The strain and stress on the family was unbelievable And yet, as Ellen painstakingly chronicles in this raw but unforgettable memoir of a mother and her son, Despite all his disabilities, Jacob loves life than anyone I have ever met He shows me how to live each day to the fullest Jacob is eight years old He continues despite the odds to live each day to the fullest. Download Lessons from Jacob: A Disabled Son Teaches His Mother about Courage, Hope and the Joy of Living Each Day to the Fullest – johndore.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “ Lessons from Jacob: A Disabled Son Teaches His Mother about Courage, Hope and the Joy of Living Each Day to the Fullest

  1. Moshe Mikanovsky says:

    A story of courage and love Good lessons for life in the last chapter.

  2. Sujata says:

    An excellent read I found Ellen talked about how she cared for her son Her house sounded very expressive and fun I liked reading about a reference to Lorenzo s Oil.

  3. Sherry says:

    I enjoyed this book and found it very easy to relate to Ellen and her situation She is inspiring for anyone with or without a disabled child.