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Four Walls Of My Freedom Paperback

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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: McArthur & Co Pub Ltd
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1552789861
  • ISBN-13: 978-1552789865
  • Product Dimensions: 20.6 x 12.7 x 2.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 440 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,076,583 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Format: Hardcover
Donna Thomson writes about her disabled son Nicholas, but this is not about misery porn. A deep sense of humanity, courage and perseverance pervade " The Four Walls of My Freedom". This book explores what "a good life" means to a disabled person and how society can best support that. As caregiving grows throughout the world, the message in this book is more important now than ever.
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Format: Paperback
Beguiling and harrowing, in her debut memoir The Four Walls of My Freedom, Donna Thomson unabashedly draws the reader into her family life of loving and caring for Nicholas, her child disabled with cerebral palsy. Her journey explores her family's personal growth while navigating the perils of medical bureaucracies which detrimentally affect her family, offering insightful opportunities for circumvention.

We all suffer from time to time, Nicholas suffers more than most. Thomson questions to what extent are we socially responsible to those less fortunate. What is the value of life in its' pure form, its' needful form, life without a job, with a job, life with a job as a caregiver? The caregivers' job does not embrace the 'village' unless it is sought out, as Thomson describes on this personal odyssey.

Thomson brings humility to her lifelong commitment of care giving and is even able to offer humour along the way. While we are not all necessarily caregivers, the story is relevant, investigating provocative thoughts, meant for humanity.
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This is a wonderful book for anybody with a special interest in children with neurodevelpment disorders, the coping strategies of families, and the weakness in our clinical and social service support systems. Although it reads like a novel, it is a very educational journey.
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