Blue Sky July: A Mother's Story of Hope and Healing

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A journalist describes her unique relationship with her young son, Joe, after he suffers a devastating brain injury and is diagnosed with severe cerebral palsy, as she battles the odds to heal him and explores the impact of the tragedy on her home life, love life, friendships, innermost feelings, and connection to the world. 30,000 first printing.

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Nia Wyn was a journalist in Wales and London for fifteen years.

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Starred Review. In this poetic, heartrending memoir, UK journalist and first time author Wyn relates seven years of personal struggle and small victories trying to raise and heal a son with severe cerebral palsy. Diagnosed in his first year with the most extreme form of the disability, Joe was born blind, without any hope of ever walking or communicating: "He won't even know you," the neurologist tells them. Joe's seemingly hopeless condition quickly takes over Wyn's world: "It is like death." Desperate for a cure ("Impossible," her doctor says), Wyn pursues every possible therapy-from faith healers and prayer to physical patterning and swimming-losing both her marriage and career as she falls deeper into Joe's world. Along the way she discovers the fate of other babies with cerebral palsy, given up to foster care or institutionalized as wards of the state by parents unable to cope. This difficult-to-face story is carried along effortlessly by Wyn's elegant, fractured prose and hard-won moments of triumph: "Today,/ for the very first time,/ I saw the way he seemed to prefer/ to lift his face to the wind." Any parent is sure to be enthralled, encouraged, and deeply touched.
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