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Off Balanced
     

Off Balanced

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by Zachary Fenell
 
Off Balanced dives into the thoughts of a teenager with the neurological disability cerebral palsy. Just like how CP can throw one off balance physically, the condition can create mental unsteadiness. Learn how poor balance, muscle tightness, and other cerebral palsy symptoms influence the emotional teenage mindset. From coping with the disability and relating to

Overview

Off Balanced dives into the thoughts of a teenager with the neurological disability cerebral palsy. Just like how CP can throw one off balance physically, the condition can create mental unsteadiness. Learn how poor balance, muscle tightness, and other cerebral palsy symptoms influence the emotional teenage mindset. From coping with the disability and relating to classmates to building self-confidence and making friends discover first hand insight about teenage life with CP. For teens troubled by cerebral palsy Off Balanced lets you know you are not alone. Additionally the memoir demonstrates to able-bodied youths how big their smallest actions can be.

Editorial Reviews

National Anti-Bullying Speaker - Tony Bartoli
"With the descriptions, the wording and his first-hand true life account, Zachary will move many to re-think, 'So, what is a disability?' I laughed, I fell into deep thought, I reflected, even had three to four tears pour out. By the end, I had my heart pounding out of my chest and ready to dive back into the book again."

-Tony Bartoli
Youth Speaker (www.tonyb4hope.com)
Author, Someone Like Me - John W. Quinn
"This is a rare book that pulls back the curtain on teenage life with a disability in a way that is honest, compelling and heartfelt. Off Balanced should be required reading in every high school in America."

-John. W Quinn
Author of Someone Like Me
Retired Senior Chief Petty Officer (Navy)

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013875371
Publisher:
Zachary Fenell
Publication date:
12/13/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Zachary Fenell found a passion for writing in high school. Physically limited due to a mild case of cerebral palsy he soon discovered hi s ability as a wordsmith. After graduating from Notre Dame College with his BA in communication and writing/philosophy minors Zachary focused on using writing and social media as platforms for raising disability awareness. In addition to writing Off Balanced Zachary publishes various disability related articles online and promotes disability awareness using social media. His disability related articles have been published on websites such as disaboom.com, ehow.com, and associatedcontent.com. He also regularly tweets about disabilities at @zacharyfenell.

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Off Balanced 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Big-R More than 1 year ago
I loved reading Zach's story. I also have CP, and have been through some of the same situations. I would recommend this book to anyone who has CP. Such a wonderfully inspiring story..