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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Day 20 Giveaway: From Grief to Celebration

Margaret (Gary) Bender blogs about life with her daughter, Alex, at The Ordinary Life of an Extraordinary Girl. Her blog is one of a few that I follow that is about life with an older child who has Down syndrome. I sure do appreciate reading about Gary's experiences about Alex's school life.

Gary has also written a memoir From Grief to Celebration: How One Family Learned to Embrace the Gift of Down Syndrome. 

The book is about how one family learned to embrace the unexpected birth of a child with Down syndrome.

The memoirs I've read so far all surround lives of much younger children, some even younger than Kayla's age. Here is a memoir in which the daughter of the author is out of high school.

I haven't had a chance to read this book in time for the giveaway, but it's a thin book and looks to be an easy read and I'm looking forward to diving in to it! Gary has written the chapters of the book in the stages her family went through including grief, research, incorporation, inclusion, and family planning. I anticipate being able to identify with many of the stages and gaining some insight from someone who is much farther along on this journey than I am.

Gary has graciously donated a copy of her book for this giveaway; and as soon as I finish it I will send it to the winner! Or you can get the Kindle version for only .99 through the rest of this week!

To enter leave a comment on this post and then click on the +1 Do It link on the Rafflecopter widget.

To earn another entry, and to spread the word about From Grief to Celebration, you can Tweet about the giveaway. You can do this directly on the Rafflecopter widget.

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lovemy3 said...

I love reading about Alex! It is good to see stories about people with Down syndrome that are older than my daughter.

Lisa said...

It is awesome to read about a young adult with DS. I love her blog and am very interested to read the book.

my family said...

going to check out her blog now:)

my family said...

going to check out her blog now:)

Chriss said...

another great one I want to read