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My Papa, My Pal [Paperback]

By Don R. Balusek (Author)
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Balusek bravely explores the emotional terrain of parenting a special needs child, and he compassionately reveals the brutal domain of grief. The authors son was born with multiple birth defects, and this work chronicles the anxiety of numerous hospital visits, long recovery periods, his ultimate blindness, and his sudden death. (Motivation)

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My Papa, My Pal will resonate with every parent in reflecting on the parent-child bond with refreshing insight, sensitivity, and honesty. Mr. Balusek bravely explores the emotional terrain of parenting a special needs child, and he compassionately reveals the brutal domain of grief. Kenna Stephenson, M.D. Author of Awakening Athena: Resilience, Restoration and Rejuvenation for Women There are not enough tears in the world to wash away the pain of losing a child. Your grieving is a life long process, which you adjust to with time and guidance from God. " My Papa, My Pal" is one father's thirty-two year poetic journey with his only child. His son, Jason was born with multiple birth defects so the anxiety of numerous hospital visits, long recovery periods, his ultimate blindness, and his sudden death is all chronicled. This is a must read that will provide comfort, inspiration, and insight for any parent who has lost a child or has a child with special challenges. Don Balusek became enamored with poetry during his English studies in the seventh grade. He started writing poetry at the age of 14 as a way to express his thoughts, emotions, and beliefs. This is his first published book. Dr. Kenna Stephenson published some of his poems in 2004 in the book "Awakening Athena."

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Xulon Press
Pages   136
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 4.99" Width: 7.99" Height: 0.31"
Weight:   0.34 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 1, 2008
Publisher   Xulon Press
ISBN  1602668345  
ISBN13  9781602668348  

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My Papa, My Pal  Feb 9, 2008
As a family physician, my patients have included families similar to Mr. Balusek's. When birth defects are diagnosed, a tragic journey begins. The ability to parent a special needs child effectively in the midst of facing the challenges of surgeries, hospitalizations, and medical therapies easily leads to resentment, bitterness, and alienation. In this book, the author reveals his feelings, and his choices, from Jason's birth to adulthood. These choices culminated in miraculous acheivements of this child whom physicians felt no hope for at his birth. What doctors can't provide, parents can provide and the Balusek saga is living testimony to the power of love, humor, optimism and faith, an elixir more potent than any prescription physicians may write. I highly recommend this book to patients in my practice, and others facing challenges of birth defects, parenting a special-needs child, or grief.
My Papa, My Pal  Jan 13, 2008
"My Papa, My Pal" is a poignant book that chronicles the life of Don's son Jason, who was born with multiple birth defects. Don relates the vicissitudes of life that his family experienced, and exudes Don's love for Jason.

I am not a very emotional person, but reading this book brought tears to my eyes. I highly recommend this book, which is a heartfelt labor of love.
My Papa, My Pal  Dec 17, 2007
This book is not only a tribute To Don and Mara Balusek's son Jason, but also to the two of them. It is an amazing display of faith, commitment, love and strength the three of them had. A must read.
My Papa, My Pal  Dec 6, 2007
My Papa, My Pal is a touching poetic and biographical journey through the trials and joyous occasions during the life of Jason Balusek. Through his poetry, Don Balusek captures the emotional valleys and the joyous celebrations that parents experience throughout the life of a child who is born with multiple physical challenges. His labor of love provides a message of hope for others who share his experiences.

Jason's greatest desire was to encourage others by example. His ability to capture his strengths and overcome obstacles by innovation and determination allowed him to live life to its fullest. He wanted to show others with physical challenges that they too could reach their goals and live their dreams. My Papa, My Pal helps Jason continue his mission of reaching others and inspiring them to excel.

Hedwig Hardie
Jason's mathematics teacher and his forever friend
Beautiful Inspiring book  Nov 6, 2007
This is an inspiring, beautiful book. I have a little brother with sepcial needs and this book is so touching to me. I can relate to alot of the poetry and some of the poems feel like my little brother is talking to me. If you do know someone in your life with special needs then this is a book you should definitly read. However I believe everyone should read this book because it offers an insight to the joys and trials of having a person in your life who is diffrent by no choice of their own.

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