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Choosing Naia: A Family's Journey
     

Choosing Naia: A Family's Journey

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by Mitchell Zuckoff
 

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ISBN-10: 0807028177

ISBN-13: 9780807028179

Pub. Date: 09/02/2003

Publisher: Beacon

A dramatic and carefully detailed account of one family's journey through the maze of genetic counseling, medical technology, and disability rights; destined to become required reading for anyone touched by any of these issues.

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A dramatic and carefully detailed account of one family's journey through the maze of genetic counseling, medical technology, and disability rights; destined to become required reading for anyone touched by any of these issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807028179
Publisher:
Beacon
Publication date:
09/02/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
457,974
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue




Part I

1.
"Don't worry, Mom. Everything will be fine."

2.
"If you are going to cry, you cry later. It blinds your eyes."

3.
"I'm just so sick of having to deal with discrimination."

4.
"The miracle you pray for might not be the miracle you receive."

5.
"I'm really sorry to have to tell you this."

6.
"What do people usually do?"

7.
"This child will cause trauma and tragedy from the first breath."

8.
"So, you're just going to go with the abortionist?"

9.
"No problem."

10.

"There's nothing to be sorry about. I'm not sorry."

PART II

11.


"I can't remember the last time the baby kicked."

12:


"We don't have more time."

13:


"Hello sweet baby. Hello."

14:


"We had to give her the chance to make it."

15:


"What do the other nine people know that we don't?"

16:


"She's not pink."

17:


"I didn't get my kiss from Naia this morning."

18:


"It's like her birth, when she didn't cry."

19:


"Naia is a miracle just as she is."

20:


"DA-DA!"

PART III

21:


"We have the encyclopedia, but we don't have Hamlet."

22:


"You kind of know you can live through it."

23:


"Naia! Come back!"

24:


"Your family is always there for you."

25:


"I think we should talk about it more."


Appendix: Down Syndrome, Birth Defects, and Prenatal Testing Resources

Author's Note

Sources

Selected Bibliography

Acknowledgments

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Choosing Naia: A Family's Journey 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Choosing Naia was reccomended to me by one of my college professors. I LOVE 'true story' books, so this book immeadiately appealed to me. Throughout the entire book, there were times when I wanted to laugh, cry, or where I was just in awe. This is one of the most incredible books I have ever read, and anyone who has children in their life will thuroughly enjoy reading it.