My Journey with Jake: A Memoir of Parenting and Disability

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    Miriam Edelson

    Publisher: Between the Lines

    Year: 2000

    Format: Paperback

    Size: 197 pages

    ISBN: 9781896357355

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Jake is celebrating his tenth birthday. That's a remarkable feat, because at birth he was given only three years to live. Miriam Edelson is his mother, a dedicated fighter for Jake and families in similar situations. Edelson poses some tough questions: How do parents cope with a child who has special needs? Are we failing, as a society, to care for children with disabilities? Whatever happened to the federal government's promise of a "Children's Agenda"? My Journey with Jake works on two levels. It's a poignant memoir by a devoted mother, and a hard-hitting, well-researched look at health care for Canada's children. Miriam Edelson, and the story of her son Jake, have appeared across Canada in newspapers and magazines, and on television and CBC Radio. She works as a trade-union and disability-rights activist.

Book Details

Author: Miriam Edelson
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781896357355
Size: 197 pages
Publisher: Between the Lines
Year: 2000

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