More Than a Diagnosis
“What do you want the world to know about your child?”
“What is raising a child who is differently-abled like for you, as a parent?”
These are two of the many questions Jessica Burdg asked the families you’ll meet in More Than a Diagnosis, a compilation of sixteen poignant profiles from her ongoing blog series, “Stories of Hope.”
Here, parents share their most painful moments as well as their triumphs, big and small, from the front lines of their living rooms, schools, doctor’s offices, and more—all so you may find solace, recognition, and inspiration in their accounts.
Included are stories of families whose children have conditions like autism, ADHD, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, rare genetic conditions, traumatic brain injuries, or others. As unique as each child’s journey is, common threads emerge: Pursuing different treatments. Rejecting limitations. Choosing hope.
There’s no sugar-coating it; these stories are raw. They are real. They will change you.
One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of this book will benefit the Who Is Carter Foundation, which fully funds The Brain Possible. Both organizations support differently-abled children and their families.