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An intense intriguing journey that takes the reader into the life of a parent and family of a child with a disability - Cerebral Palsy. A journey of life with all it's ups, downs and in betweens. Real life that makes you laugh, sigh or shed an occasional tear. Life lessons on the health system, balancing life and the importance of family support. A MUST read by ALL - families, caregivers, medical personnel, Social Workers, teachers, educators, politicians and policy makers, all in the religious fraternity, all in the disability, business and social sectors. A life changing experience that helps you to see beyond what is presented to what needs to be put in place. In it I see my role and I know you will see yours too. Kudos to author Christine and family who are allowing the world into the privacy of your home, your thoughts, your reality. You have exposed yourself to such levels of vulnerability so that you can touch the heart of a nation and a people. The Hon. Prime Minister needs a copy. I like forward to the work that will be accomplished because of this book. All you have been through will not be in vain!! Keep standing...Keep shining...others depend on this.
Wonderful eye opening read! Couldn't put it down! Reading this book allowed me to see the "other side" of Chris & Robert two people I've known for over twenty years... Saw them everyday at school with their kids but would have never guessed the enormous stress they were going through! If anything reading this book has taught me is to never ever take my family and the few fteindships I have for granted. It taught me strength, patience and the power of a strong woman, wife & mother's prayer... I salute Chris for sharing this wonderfully inspiring story with the world.. And I.know now that whatever challenges I may face in the present and in my future ...I can and will never give up! If Chris and Robert could survive grow and prosper I know I or anyone else can..... by grace
Really enjoyed the story of Raising Nathan. I got teary at times and so emotional. Was able to live Nathan's early life through the narration given. Choice of words used throughout was very emotive. It causes the reader to think about his/her life and the blessings to be able to birth a child that is an inspiration and blessing to others. The story delve into the lack of tools/teaching aids needed to meet the needs of exceptional children. a very good read
It is with tremendous pride and candor that I share my reflections regarding my experience with your book! I can truly say: "Raising Nathan: Every Life Has A Story" is an extraordinary book that will induce multiple emotions and thoughts from love, laughter, loss, victory, and hope. The author takes her readers on an intimate journey in to her life which gives voice, story, and power to families of children with disabilities. This is the first book to offer a detailed examination of a family's life who chose to courageously love and defy the odds. The accounts of the journey are raw, real, and vivid. "Raising Nathan: Every Life Has A Story" is an essential read and belongs on the desk and night stand of every person who desires to know more about the journey of transcending obstacles and choosing to live a life of possibilities. I am deeply thankful for the beauty and truth this story bears. May this book be a source of inspiration and enlarge our hearts capacity for valuing the dynamics of difference and the voice of hope!" Senta Green, Full Circle Systems Inc.
Reviewed in the United States on September 8, 2018
What a book, what a journey, what a family!!! Relatable and applicable to everyone from all walks of life. Speaks to love, sacrifice, faith, marriage and honestly embracing change with all its ups and downs. It's a beautiful story and I look forward to the unfolding of many blessings for this family.
As a mother raising two miracle children, this book has been a tremendous blessing to me and helped to change my whole perspective on the daily challenges we face. Beautifully written, Raising Nathan is a truly inspiring and excellent read. As Christine’s story unfolds, it reminds me of my own journey. Some parts made me cry, others made me so joyful that I could not put book down. Raising Nathan builds your faith to an enormous level. I have learnt from reading this, that it doesn’t matter what you been told by doctors, God always has the final say. It has truly given me the inspiration to keep believing, keep pushing as the author as aptly put it “Every life has a story”. The best way I can describe this book is that it is, a true jewel, a faith-building must-have for all those parenting children with special additional needs. G. Addison-Kwaku.