Jill Roegge’s newly released “Something Extra” is a motivating handbook that urges everyone to treat people with Down Syndrome as a normal person with a normal life

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“Something Extra” from Christian Faith Publishing author Jill Roegge is an inspiring account that gives hope to readers and those who might be facing unexpected diagnoses.

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“Something Extra”: a stirring story of a family’s experience of having a child who is different. “Something Extra” is the creation of published author Jill Roegge, a writer who graduated from Illinois College with a degree in music. She plays the organ for her church and is the office manager for a small family business.

Roegge writes, “Frequently well-meaning folk comment about the ‘loving nature’ of those with Down syndrome. Three years ago, Jill began writing short reflections celebrating Isaac during Down Syndrome Awareness Month (October) but not shying away from the realities faced by a family dealing with special needs. She shared these details on social media, hoping to help others understand life with Isaac and to offer a glimpse of the real person Isaac is. Jill’s goal was to share the struggles and the unexpected victories, the frustrations and the challenges a family must navigate, and to demonstrate that ‘loving’ is sometimes not the term that springs to mind when dealing with Isaac.

“Jill has written about Down syndrome, but more importantly, she has written about one family’s experience of having a child who is different. When the diagnosis of Down syndrome was made, Jill recalled searching the internet to find photos of people with Down syndrome at different ages for some reassurance that things would be alright with this baby she was carrying. She felt photos of Isaac accompanying her daily writing would be helpful to others who might be facing an unexpected diagnosis. She has written honest descriptions of the good as well as the not-so-good days of having a child who is different. Her reflections have been compiled in hopes of helping other families who are traveling down a path that is different.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Roegge’s new book serves as a contemporary handbook that reminds the readers to love and accept people like Isaac, the way they treat those people who do not have a syndrome as the child has.

With this purpose, the author shares her struggles and good days of having a child who is different in the family.

View a synopsis of “Something Extra” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “Something Extra” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “Something Extra,” contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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