Book of Hope Stirs Parents and Families of Terminally Ill Children

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“Little Blessings” is an inspirational new book that reinforces parents and families whose children are diagnosed with terminal illness

Menkes Disease is only one of the terminal illnesses that affect a number of children today. It is a disorder that affects copper levels in the body, leading to copper deficiency. A victim of this syndrome only has short life expectancy and it occurs worldwide at a rate of one individual per 250,000-300,000 live births. In their new book Little Blessings, parents and authors Rick and Sheree Drabek share their own son’s story of this illness hoping to provide words of hope and encouragement for parents and families of terminally ill children.

Parents or families may be experiencing feelings of shock, anger, or depression when their child or a child close to them is diagnosed with a terminal illness. They may be having trouble making the right medical decisions and feel like they just couldn’t do it all on their own. What are the best things to do? Little Blessings is a revealing read that provides first-hand knowledge into the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of those caring for the child. Through their own experiences with a terminally ill child, the authors guide anyone through many of the decisions he or she might face and encourage him or her to discover all of the blessings in their life.

Packed with a true story of hope and strength, Little Blessings will inspire readers to learn how to deal with the same situations and eventually cope with the truth of terminal illness.

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About the Authors
Rick and Sheree Drabek are the proud parents of three amazing children: Tanner, Kiana, and Declan. Their youngest son, Khalon, passed away on May 7, 2009, after a 10-month battle with Menkes disease.

Little Blessings * by Rick and Sheree Drabek
Hope and Encouragement for Parents and Families of Terminally Ill Children
Publication Date: July 12, 2011
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 99 pages; 978-1-4628-9807-7
Trade Hardback; $24.99; 99 pages; 978-1-4628-9808-4
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4628-9809-1

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