Getting Life

Getting Life

by Julie Shaw Cole
Getting Life

Getting Life

by Julie Shaw Cole



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Emily, a young non-verbal nursing home resident, has sat like a lump on a borrowed wheelchair for most of the past seventeen years. But Emily is not a lump; she is a thinking, feeling human being who has never had the opportunity to show her stuff. Raised by an aunt and uncle after her mother was killed in an accident Emily is subjected to tender care from her uncle and abuse and despair from her aunt. When both these relatives die, she is dumped into the nursing home where she believes she'll stay forever. But neglect and abuse change Emily's life. Hospitalized from staff abuse, she finds an empathetic doctor who begins liberating her from the nursing home.

This doesn't happen overnight. Just like in real life, Emily has lots of time on her hands in the nursing home, which has been home for many years. She's not that eager to just up and leave. And how can she, she wonders, since she doesn't speak; she can't walk, no one outside of the nursing home will take care of her ...

Emily shares her struggles, her pains, her triumphs with us on the path to freedom. It's a triumphant story

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149079353
Publisher: Advocado Press
Publication date: 10/27/2000
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 303
File size: 432 KB

About the Author

Julie Shaw Cole, an art therapist, has worked with disabled people for over 3 decades.
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