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BOOK: MEMOIR Marcy White, 'The Boy Who Can: The Jacob Trossman Story'

BOOK: MEMOIR Marcy White, 'The Boy Who Can: The Jacob Trossman Story'

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The Boy Who Can: The Jacob Trossman Story
Author Marcy White

Paperback 194 pages, Standard Size Print

Part survival manual, part love story between parent and child, The Boy Who Can is the chronicle of a mother's refusal to accept the limitations placed on her son. Marcy White recounts the seemingly overwhelming struggles and joyous rewards of parenting a child with Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease, a rare and life-threatening genetic disorder.   The author chose to meet each grim prognosis with perseverance, creativity, and courage, giving the reader a glimpse of such varied topics as medical ethics,  care demands shouldered by families, research, advocacy,  inclusion of children with disabilities, impact on siblings, and more. 


"Written from the heart, this book reveals the anguish, joy and ferocious mother love in raising a child with complex care needs. Marcy White's account is written with an authentic voice-it is both honest and inspirational."  Louise Kinross, BLOOM Editor, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

"For anyone faced with the unexpected challenges that test the human spirit, this book provides an emotional roadmap". Lisa Priest, author, Operating in the Dark: The Accountability Crisis in Canada's Health Care System.

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