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The Cracks That Let the Light In
- What I Learned from My Disabled Son
- Narrated by: Stephanie Racine
- Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
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Jessica Moxham thought she was prepared for the experience of motherhood. Armed with advice from friends and family, parenting books and antenatal classes, she felt ready.
After giving birth, she found herself facing a different, more uncertain reality. Her son, Ben, was fighting to stay alive. When Jessica could finally take him home from hospital, the challenges were far from over.
In this hopeful memoir, Jessica shares her journey in raising Ben. His disability means he will never be able to move or communicate without assistance. Jessica has to learn how to feed Ben when he can't eat, wrestle with red tape to secure his education and defend his basic rights in the face of discrimination. As Ben begins to thrive, alongside his two younger siblings, Jessica finds that caring for a child with unique needs teaches her about appreciating difference and doing things your own way.
This uplifting story is about the power of family love, finding inner strength and, above all, hope.
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- Adam Boome
A wonderful meditation on the value of true diversity
This book is about far more than the events it relates. It’s a universal story with lessons for all of us.
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Beautifully written and full of insight
The author beautifully opens a view into her family’s life with clarity and warmth. She gives the reader a honest view of what it is like to raise a disabled child, showing the complexities that arise because of society’s approach to disability, and the joy of her family exactly as it is. With writing that is deft and lyrical, Moxham invites the reader to question many of the narratives that exist about disability, and brings insights about parenting and the importance of trusting instincts that apply to anyone. This is a book that really is not to be missed.