The narration helps to personalize the story.
This was a riveting account of a mysterious onset illness and the fight for a correct diagnosis. A true story of mystery, disease, confusion, fear and victory all rolled into one. It leaves one wondering how often patients are misdiagnosed.
I particularly appreciated hearing a persons account who had met this disability at such an early age. As a nurse, I occasionally care for patients who have become disabled later in life or through disease. The book realistically portrays the many obstacles and hurdles each person in a family encounter. He is a true warrior and has gained great insight by force.
I have not and I am not a follower of the performer but seek to read for the content.
The insight of a very young child who faced such a giant obstacle and was able to put it into words.
This was well written, insightful, raw, engaging and hope filled. A realistic account of what a child experiences and the toll that disability can have. God bless this author for he has certainly taken the time to touch lives.
I love how the book is both a personal journey and packed with medical information.
Yes, it is easily engaging.
As an Oncology nurse and Christian with a best friend in the cancer battle, I found this book to be very near to my heart. This is an insightful account of a personal journey of faith, hope and love. Many thanks to the Author and her family for allowing others into her journey.
I am not one to follow authors but chose this book because I enjoy nursing testimonies.
Because this book is more of a history than a story or testimony, I kept feeling like I was waiting to arrive at what it was about. It did include a great deal of medical detail that I found very interesting.
This book was a nice glimpse into nursing in the 50's. I found the details of medicine interesting and it kept me listening.
No. I didn't come away with much to offer other than history.
The title implies that it is Philomena's story but it seems more her sons story throughout. I was disappointed at how immersed the story became in the sordid details of Michael Anthony's homosexual lifestyle rather than the search for his birth mother. Understood, his decisions were perhaps driven by the longing to know his roots but there was no glory in the details. The historical information was interesting throughout as it included the political details of the Catholic Church of Ireland, the American government and the discovery and treatment of AIDS throughout which did made the story more personable.
The details of his homosexual encounters. I also anticipated much more about Philomena, especially after a post on the ANA website mentioning her as a nurse. She seemed lost to me for most of the book.
He makes the story seem real with insights shared and goes on to wrap up the journey at the end.
No. It was a negatively moving story. While non-fiction, it seemed unnecessarily rude.
Yes! This book is a great read for anyone who is mission minded.
Katie, the author who unflinchingly trusts God.
If ever you wondered about missions to orphans, here you will find trust with no boundaries.
Katie unflinchingly trusts for provisions we take for granted daily. She is inspiring and amazing because she trusts in an awesome God!
This was the true story of a fictional hero. Kevin frankly shares his medical, professional, and personal faith journey as they are intertwined.
As a nurse and daughter in law of a stroke victim, I will carry Kevin's success in my daily journey of hope. Amazingly, he proved "traditional" medicine wrong by exploring alternative treatment and refusing to accept that he could not get better.
This audiobook was great! It was easy to follow and very engaging with input from others who had a large roll in his journey.
This book has terrific practical medical perspective as well as presents the reality of what often happens when death reaches into the personal life of a medical professional. There is no immunity to the reality and need for allowing a place of denial. Even doctors and nurses become as one of those who have no practical knowledge of the death process. They take on the role of protector rather than informant. The author steps away from the absolute reality of medical knowledge and becomes any one of those family members who sit at the bedside waiting for death to come and take our loved on away. The information concerning how the dying process is determined by the diagnosis is excellent! The process of dying with AIDS is shared quite frankly.Having spent many years at the bedside of the terminally ill, I found this book interesting, educational and insightful. I will use the information gained for patient teaching along the journey.
The Author was ever changed by his own experience with a dying brother.
The narrator does an excellent job with the authors profound descriptions.
A must read for anyone who cares for the dying.
This title gave me an insight into what many disabled people must experience in a world that views them as "crips".
I enjoyed the fact that it was written in first person.
I have a toddler niece who has cerebral palsy and we often try to perceive what her world is and will be like. This book gave me an insight that I have shared with family members since listening. While there were parts that struck a personal defensive chord, it was painfully honest.
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