Michele Donais

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A candid look into the reality of disability and the strength it takes to keep going.

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Reviewed: 2021-04-08

This memoir lays bare the hurdles that families have to constantly clear to access services for a child with special needs. The physical, social, psychological, and financial collateral damage to the family is frighteningly honest. The soul crushing burden placed on the primary caregiver is explored with great honesty. Loved the undercurrent, woven throughout, that encourages us all to ‘do better’ and behave with a greater sense of community. I have never read anything that captures the essence of what is means to parent a child with special needs as well as this book does. Well written with excellent narration by the author.