Imagine…Amazing Me! will disband any misconceptions about people with disabilities. Within these pages are photos of beautiful children from across the United States and Canada enjoying childhood activities despite their limb and extremity differences.
Imagine…Amazing Me! was inspired by Libbi Chilia s daughter Sami, who has a limb deficiency. As Libbi embarked on finding books that featured children like Sami, she came up empty-handed. This discovery drove Libbi to gather photos of children from across the country. As her photo collection grew,
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by Jim Abbott and Tim Brown
Born without a right hand, Jim Abbott dreamed of someday being a great athlete. Raised in Flint, Michigan, by parents who encouraged him to compete, Jim would become an ace pitcher for the University of Michigan. But his journey was only beginning: By twenty-one, he’d won the gold medal game at the 1988 Olympics and—without spending a day in the minor leagues—cracked the starting rotation of the California Angels. In 1991, he would finish third in the voting for the Cy Young Award.
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When Katie Kolberg met and married Todd Memmel, the two were young and unsure of what life might hand them; but they felt ready to find out together. While preparing for the birth of their first child, Todd and Katie had no idea that their son would be born missing part of his left arm. They both wondered how his life might unfold, but Katie had so many questions: Would her baby boy ever play sports or participate in music? Have friends? Fall in love?
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by Andrea Merkord
“With an unfathomable ethical dilemma on their hands, they reluctantly opted for surgery that would sacrifice two lives to save one. ‘Expect a Miracle’ is the amazing true story of a mother faced with two experimental fetal surgeries.”
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by Candida Sullivan
Ages 13 to adult
Underneath the Scars is a journey of emotional and spiritual healing associated with physical deformities. You will laugh, cry, and reflect as Candida shares her story and the woman underneath her scars.
About the Author:
Candida Sullivan believes in miracles. Born with a rare condition called Amniotic Band Syndrome, she knows it’s a beautiful blessing she survived. Candida wants to show the world her scars are not a punishment,
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