Having a child with disabilities isn't something that anybody plans on, yet each year thousands of people are faced with just that. They are thrown into something that they are unprepared for, and it can leave families feeling secluded and worried about the uncertainty of their future. Fifteen years ago I found myself among these people.
Raising a child with special needs can be both challenging and rewarding. I felt alone for so many years after my daughter was born with multiple medical defects, and felt that I needed to do something to connect with families who were in similar situations. I wanted to not only raise awareness on what is truly takes to raise such a child, but to create a sense of community among the families who are faced with adversity. So I turned to writing.
After months of crafting stories and talking with other families, my new book Sometimes The Wind Blows Sideways: Our Lives with a Special Needs Child was born. A diverse community of parents, family members, and teachers have united for one common goal: To celebrate the lives of our unique children. In this book you read stories of both triumphs and loss, achievements and hope. By the time the book has been finished, you will walk away with a better understanding of what life is really like for these truly amazing kids.
To purchase a copy of this book, you may visit one of the following sites: https://www.createspace.com/3703816
To get an autographed copy of the book, you can visit me on Saturday December 3rd at St. Joseph's Church in Oswego, NY at their holiday craft show from 10-4pm, or visit Lisa Buske's table at the Presbyterian Church in Mexico from 9-3 on the 3rd as well.
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I hope that this book will not only bring comfort to your hearts, but will also expand it to make room for more acceptance on those facing challenges in life.
"Behind every special needs child is a parent who has had a hundred tears, a thousand laughs, and a million smiles."
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323