Jillian Theorgood’s New Book “Overwhelmed to Empowered” Details Experiences and Lessons Learned of Raising a Child with Congenital Illness and How She Became Empowered

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Recently released by Page Publishing, author Jillian Theorgood created “Overwhelmed to Empowered” as a powerful tool that helps families gain an understanding of their new world of caring for a child suffering with a congenital or chronic illness. The time to learn is short but the need to learn is essential for the successful care of the child.

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Jillian Theorgood, an inspirational writer and first time author, has completed her new book “Overwhelmed to Empowered”: a gripping and potent work that delves into a world of caring for a child born with a congenital or chronic illness. For everyone involved life changes forever and it is easy to become overwhelmed. This complete guide gives hope, relatable stories, information on how to advocate for a child, and a medical log to help keep the caretaker organized and thorough.

Jillian has always been the type of person that when you meet her you meet a friend. To put it simply, she has a passion for people. There is no place that she visits that she doesn’t meet someone and enjoy meaningful conversation with them. Her career choice as a Human Resources professional furthered fed her passion for working with people as she assisted them in attaining their own careers, accessing needed resources and counseling them through difficult work situations. In addition to her professional career, Jillian stayed involved in her community as a Darby Borough Councilwoman, an officer in the Women’s Democratic Club of Delaware County and a volunteer head track coach for a local elementary school. As a Councilwoman she developed the first ever Darby Borough Youth Police Academy designed to open the lines of communication between police officers and our youth. Recently the local NAACP utilized her curriculum to create a regional youth police academy effort.

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Jillian Theorgood’s phenomenal resource allows the reader access to an abundance of knowledge on how to care for a child who is born with a congenital or chronic illness. This book allows the reader to see that they are not alone on their journey.

“When your child is born with a congenital or chronic illness, your life changes forever and it is easy to become overwhelmed. Most times you are the first in the family to have a child with their particular condition and you begin to feel a loneliness and separation that you don’t think others can relate to. And to add to your sense of desperation, you are inundated with Specialists, appointments, treatment plans, a plethora of medications and required follow up visits. In this book, Overwhelmed to Empowered, I share my experiences and hindsight moments of lessons learned in an effort to show you that you are not alone and that you too can shake the feeling of being overwhelmed and embrace the sentiment of being empowered. To further assist you with your challenging but rewarding journey, I have created a log to help you maintain vital information such as appointment reminders, family history, immunizations, contact information for the dozens of Specialists that you will surely encounter, new and confusing terminology and a place to record questions that arise between appointments. This information will ultimately make your appointments more efficient and provide valuable data to each Specialist that could result in a change of treatment plan and/or medication. And because we all like to record data differently, the log is available as paper and as a mobile App. Remember, you represent the voice for your child. You are in the driver’s seat and the doctors that you chose, work for you. Give them the resources that they need to be productive and valuable for your child,” stated author Jillian Theorgood.

Readers who wish to experience this helpful work can purchase “Overwhelmed to Empowered” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

About Page Publishing:    
Page Publishing is a traditional New York based full-service publishing house that handles all of the intricacies involved in publishing its authors’ books, including distribution in the world’s largest retail outlets and royalty generation. Page Publishing knows that authors need to be free to create - not bogged down with complicated business issues like eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, insurance, shipping, taxes and the like. Its roster of authors can leave behind these tedious, complex and time consuming issues, and focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at http://www.pagepublishing.com.

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