Karen: A True Story Told by Her Mother by Marie Killilea

By Marie Killilea

Winner of the Christopher Award: This bestseller tells the inspirational precise tale of a lady with cerebral palsy and the mummy who wouldn’t surrender on her.

 In 1940, whilst Karen Killilea was once born 3 months untimely and constructed cerebral palsy, medical professionals inspired her mom and dad to place her in an establishment and ignore her. on the time, her situation was once thought of untreatable, and institutionalization used to be the single recourse. yet in a progressive act of religion and love, the Killileas by no means gave up desire that Karen may lead a winning life.
 
Written by way of Karen’s mom, Marie, this memoir is a profound and heartwarming own account of a tender mother’s efforts to refute the scientific establishment’s dispiriting suggestion, and her daughter’s notable conquer doubtless insurmountable odds. Marie’s activism unfold wisdom of the mistreatment of disabled humans in the US and ended in the formation of a number of foundations, together with United Cerebral Palsy.
 
A larger-than-life tale, Karen tells of a family’s braveness, persistence, and fight within the face of maximum hassle. The New York Times wrote, “You’ll are looking to learn it such a lot for Karen’s personal phrases: ‘I can stroll, i will speak. i will be able to learn. i will be able to write. i will do anything.’”
 

Show description

Read or Download Karen: A True Story Told by Her Mother PDF

Best medical biographies & memoirs books

Patient expert: Mon témoignage face à la maladie chronique (OJ.PSYCHOLOGIE) (French Edition)

« los angeles maladie m’a cueilli à l’aube de mes quatorze ans. MICI : maladie inflammatoire chronique intestinale. De bien gros mots pour un enfant de mon âge, de bien grands maux pour l’homme qu’elle me healthy devenir. Je l’ai d’abord subie puis je l’ai fuie, mais elle s’était définitivement installée, j’ai finalement décidé de l’apprivoiser.

Cook County ICU: 30 Years of Unforgettable Patients and Odd Cases

An within examine one of many nation’s most renowned public hospitals as noticeable throughout the eyes of its longtime director of extensive care   full of tales of wierd clinical circumstances and unforgettable sufferers culled from a 30-year occupation in medication, cook dinner County ICU bargains readers a peek into the internal workings of a clinic.

Karen: A True Story Told by Her Mother

Winner of the Christopher Award: This bestseller tells the inspirational real tale of a woman with cerebral palsy and the mummy who wouldn’t surrender on her.  In 1940, whilst Karen Killilea was once born 3 months untimely and built cerebral palsy, medical professionals inspired her mom and dad to place her in an establishment and ignore her.

Living Life in the LymeLight: The Challenges and Triumphs of Living Life with Chronic Lyme Disease

What do you do while each clinical try comes again adverse, yet your physique is losing away? whilst Rachel lengthy used to be eventually clinically determined with Lyme affliction, the answer introduced her nearer than ever to demise. medical professionals informed her it used to be very unlikely, remedies have been drastic, the conflict appeared endless, yet ultimately she came across an answer in an unforeseen approach.

Extra info for Karen: A True Story Told by Her Mother

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.12 of 5 – based on 15 votes