Let Them Fly Book Review

I had the great pleasure of reading “Let Them Fly – A Mother’s Account of Twins & Disabilities” by Karen Stephenson. 

The book chronicles the lives of Karen’s now adult twin girls from pre-birth to present day. The twins, Samantha and Désirée both have cerebral palsy and have both grown to be very successful in areas of their choosing. They have both graduated from university despite challenges because of their cerebral palsy. 

I can relate to the words that Karen wrote not as the mother of someone with a physical disability  but the person with the disability themselves.  What is unique for me about this book was that I know Karen and Sam and Des personally. In reading this I tried to remove that thought from my mind and have tried to write this post, openly as Karen did in her book.

What the book taught me

Shared experiences are valuable, even though I’ve known these three remarkable woman since I was a child; I got a glimpse into lives that mirrored my own yet was different enough that the light-hearted parts still remained just that.

This book was a quick read even for me that self-proclaimed one that hates to read, I couldn’t put it down reading about a similar story to my own was surprisingly refreshing. I highly recommend you look in getting a copy of this great read.

 

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About lifeofthedifferentlyabled

Laura Forde founded her blog through my eyes: my life with cerebral palsy in December 2009 out of a great need she had, realizing that there was a vast gap in firsthand accounts of what life was like living with Cerebral Palsy: she knew then that the only way to see this reflected online was to create the change herself and thus this blog was born Laura was born four months premature, weighing a mere one pound three ounces and given ten percent odds for survival. She was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of three. After graduating from college, she continued writing and doing what she loves to do most; speaking to groups about her life experiences and sharing what she has learned from her journey. Her blog lifeofthedifferentlyabled was created after discovering that the online community lacked the voice of people in her situation. In its first year, the site saw over 20,000 hits from all over the world. Her readers are from all walks of life; some with disabilities, parents of children, professionals, and others who seek to gain a better understanding of the world of the differently abled. You can follow her on Twitter or Facebook
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