Grafton, N.D. (PRWEB) January 27, 2012
A heartwarming story about a boy who has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome but, through the determination and belief of his mother, was able to take major strides in his life and proved to everyone else that despite his disability and the numerous tragedy that happened to his family, he didn’t lose hope in which it is all written in the book titled For the Love of Matthew by Janice Credit Houska.
Discovering one’s child to have Down Syndrome is a daunting one, especially for a mother whose love for her children is unconditional and uncompromising. Matthew’s story begins the day he is born. Happiness abounds until the next day when doctors told his parents that they suspects that he has Down syndrome. What follows is anguish only a parent who has been through this would understand. Grief, guilt and anger followed but, with a mother’s determination and belief that her son could learn anything (despite being told there was little hope for Matthew’s future) will proved the experts wrong.
Her methods in helping Matthew cope up are outlined in this story. Matthews’s story tells of the hills and valleys one encounters in daily life in school and the community including the death of a cherished grandmother and the devastation that comes having a grandfather with Alzheimer’ as well as other tragedies that dot his very young life. After reading this book, readers will get to learn more about Down Syndrome and how they will able to help those who are afflicted with this kind of disease whether they are family members, friends or anyone that needs assistance in coping with it.
Furthermore, this book tells readers not to lose hope and faith in God if one of their children is suffering with Down Syndrome. Early intervention has been proven to be a valuable program as it provides help in developing a child’s body and senses at an early age. Also, it is vital to their development to expose a child to every possible kind of experience and to further explore anything that stimulates interest. One should never assume that an avenue is too difficult or a road is too long. It may take longer to achieve a goal, and it may take an ultimate amount of patience, but it is worth it in the end. In the end, working together as a family helps lessen the load and share the responsibilities. It is also vital to get the cooperation of the community and the schools.
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For the Love of Matthew * by Janice Credit Houska
Growing up with Down Syndrome
Publication Date: January 23, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 212 pages; 978-1-4691-4163-3
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