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The Brooke Ellison Story: One Mother, One Daughter, One Journey

The Brooke Ellison Story: One Mother, One Daughter, One Journey

by Brooke Ellison, Jean Ellison
     
 

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On her first day of seventh grade, a car struck Brooke Ellison on her way home from school. The accident left her paralyzed from the neck down and dependent on a respirator.

Ten years later, with her mother, Jean, by her side, Brooke graduated with honors from Harvard University. This is the story, told in their own words, of the miraculous journey that Brooke

Overview

On her first day of seventh grade, a car struck Brooke Ellison on her way home from school. The accident left her paralyzed from the neck down and dependent on a respirator.

Ten years later, with her mother, Jean, by her side, Brooke graduated with honors from Harvard University. This is the story, told in their own words, of the miraculous journey that Brooke and Jean undertook so that Brooke could achieve her goals, against all odds. Written in alternating chapters by Brooke and Jean, The Brooke Ellison Story is filled with optimism, confidence, and inspiration. It is not just about one extrordinary mother-daughter relationship, but about the special bond that exists between mothers and daughters everywhere.

The Brooke Ellison Story is now an A&E original movie directed by Christopher Reeve, starring Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, John Slattery, and Lacey Chabert.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Written with keen intellect and an open heart . . .
Kirkus Reviews
A tribute to the remarkable strength of a family in the face of a disaster.
Publishers Weekly
In a similar vein is Brooke and Jean Ellison's Miracles Happen: One Mother, One Daughter, One Journey. When she was 11 years old, Brooke was hit by a car and was paralyzed from the neck down. Her mother, Jean, nurtured her with optimism and confidence, and 10 years later Brooke graduated from Harvard University, becoming the first quadriplegic to do so. This two-person account (in which the authors trade off chapters) covers a lot of ground: living with a disability, the importance of mother-daughter relationships and celebrating everyday wonders. The book's publication coincides with the broadcast of the ABC-TV movie about the Ellisons directed by Christopher Reeve. ( Jan.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In a similar vein is Brooke and Jean Ellison's Miracles Happen: One Mother, One Daughter, One Journey. When she was 11 years old, Brooke was hit by a car and was paralyzed from the neck down. Her mother, Jean, nurtured her with optimism and confidence, and 10 years later Brooke graduated from Harvard University, becoming the first quadriplegic to do so. This two-person account (in which the authors trade off chapters) covers a lot of ground: living with a disability, the importance of mother-daughter relationships and celebrating everyday wonders. The book's publication coincides with the broadcast of the ABC-TV movie about the Ellisons directed by Christopher Reeve. ( Jan.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786886593
Publisher:
Hachette Book Group
Publication date:
10/06/2004
Pages:
276
Sales rank:
1,268,584
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range:
17 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Brooke and Jean Ellison currently reside in Stony Brook, New York. Brooke recently completed her master's degree in Public Policy at Harvard and is now pursuing a Ph.D. at Stony Brook University.

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