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The Sun in my Heart: A memoir of a mother and her son who has Down syndrome by [Peter Rowe, Betty Rowe]

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Peter was born with Down syndrome. He grew to manhood unable to speak and communicate his needs. Then, in his 30's he learned to communicate through a system known as Facilitated Communication and showed himself to be a highly intelligent, sensitive and artistic man. Courageously, in 2002 he became the whistle-blower in one of the worst cases of institutional sexual and emotional abuse in Queensland. He is a published children's author and an acknowledged painter, devoted to throwing light on the tragedies that can befall the disabled.

As a young woman Betty was training to be an opera singer. Instead she married Justin a sheep-farmer on the New England Tablelands of New South Wales and was introduced to a life of struggle and hardship leavened with the joy of family. Her sixth child, Peter, was born with Down syndrome. In 'The Sun in my Heart Betty,' now a vigorous ninety years of age, tells the remarkable story of their woven-together life, from heart break to a transcendent breakthrough. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08SBKHWQZ
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 6202 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 213 pages
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5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing memoir of a amazing journey.
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