Will I Be on Television?: A Special Needs Child Who Wouldn't Give Up

Will I Be on Television?: A Special Needs Child Who Wouldn't Give Up

by Jan Amis Jessup


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My daughter wasn't breathing. You'd think that was the worst that could happen…but no. It was just the start of a dreadful, frightening journey. She lived. She lived…but was changed forever. Now, my daughter and I began the lonely fight against the doctors, her father, family, and those who said her brain-damaged being belonged in an institution, without any hope for a good life. Had I listened, so very many would not have experienced Lindsay's sparkle, her courage, her humor, and her light. So many would not know Lindsay's story, or have the advantage of her book, providing answers to the search for information and help for those facing the same difficult journey. "Will I Be on Television?" A Special Needs Childs Child Wouldn't Give Up, the Chronicle of my daughter's amazing life, is a how-to-for families in similar circumstances, those who are experiencing the challenges of Autism, Down syndrome, or who have other special needs obstacles. Herein, I offer hope, many success stories, and most importantly, countless resources, including a section by Susan E. Folstein, M.D, Twice Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, for her work in autism and genetics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781631220814
Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises, L.L.C.
Publication date: 07/15/2014
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 11

A Terrifying Discovery 13

We Didn't Know What We Didn't Know 23

A Shattering Diagnosis 31

"There Are Institutions" 39

"It Didn't Come From Our Side of the Family" 49

"Dogs Can Walk, Too" 59

"Y…Because We Like You" 67

"They Pushed Me" 75

"Where is Daddy?" 85

"Grass Soup" 93

'I'm One of the Girls" 103

"City of Angels" 111

"Whatever Puts a Sparkle in a Child's Eyes" 119

"Of Course I'm an Angel" 127

"I Felt Terrible. I was Scared. I was Petrified." 139

"My Name is Lins" 149

"I Got Lost in the Chicago Airport" 159

A Decision Dilemma 167

"They Called Me Retard" 177

"I'm a Girl Scout" 185

"I Want to Make My Own Decisions" 195

"We Learned to Love our New Family" 203

I'm Employee of the Month" 211

"Did You Know Lindsay Has a Heart Murmur?" 219

"Cary, I'm in Trouble" 227

"Surprise Me" 235

A Journey of Experience, Education and Enlightenment 247

Afterword 257

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