New book shares child’s perspective on life with severe disability

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‘Hi, this is Bobby’ By Debra Gilcrease portrays how boy experienced excitement, happiness, joy even while dealing with disability

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Author Debra Gilcrease is the mother of Bobby whom “Hi, this is Bobby” (published by Xlibris) is about. Bobby was diagnosed with Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome at the age of 12 months. Since his passing in 2012 at the age of 25, Gilcrease has dedicated herself to write about what an extraordinary child, young man and young adult he became.

“My Son and his bravery inspired me on every level possible,” said Gilcrease.

“Hi, this is Bobby” is written from Bobby’s perspective. Throughout the book, he narrates his childhood experiences as he becomes aware of his disabilities and how he is able to overcome the challenges he faces with excitement, joy and happiness.

“Young children are very curious about other children or people in general that are different from them. They want to understand why,” said Gilcrease. “I think that with Bobby’s narration of his experiences from a child’s perspective other children will gain the understanding of why there is diversity and that it’s ok.”

Told from a child’s outlook, “Hi, this is Bobby” is meant to help parents of disabled children and siblings see that, although someone has a disability, they are still no different than anyone else. It is Gilcrease’s hope that, in writing this book, her readers will realize that a young boy, although he had a severe disability, was able to grow and experience excitement, happiness and joy.

“Hi, this is Bobby”
By Debra Gilcrease
Hardcover | 8.5 x 8.5in | 24 pages | ISBN 9781503537347
Softcover | 8.5 x 8.5in | 24 pages | ISBN 9781503537361
E-Book | 24 pages | ISBN 9781503537385
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Debra Gilcrease resides in Fort Worth, Texas.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit xlibris.com or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.
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