This is my personal blog about the challenges that impact Ben’s life (who has complex disabilities), our family’s life, and the lives of millions around the world who suffer from a disability including their families. My mission is to provide inspiration and optimism to those who have been told, “there’s nothing anyone can do to help you” (because that’s not true), as well as support and coach them in their discovery of the person they were meant to be. Check out the categories in the header above.
My recently released book, Third Time Lucky: How Ben shows us the way, takes you inside my world to give you a rare glimpse of the enormous weight and stress that we carried with us every day, having been left on our own to deal with all of Ben’s problems. As our journey unfolded, Ben demonstrated his ability to teach all of us about life and about being human. Select the “Book Excerpts” tab above to learn more.
READ THE BOOK EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT !!
A few days into Ben’s fragile life, we were told he might never walk, talk, or go to school. We were given only of a bleak future for him and then left on our own to deal with all of his problems. I thought my life was over.
“Third Time Lucky: How Ben shows us the way” is the story of Ben’s amazing first five years and our determination to unleash the smart, social, loving boy who was trapped deep inside a spastic body. It is a story of hope and determination as much as it is of strife and exhaustion.
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“Third Time Lucky is raw emotion. It will make you laugh and make you cry. An honest, compelling, sometimes painful, but mostly uplifting story that reflects the shared reality of families all over the world.” Connie Laurin-Bowie, Executive Director, Inclusion International