Item description for Beyond the Steps and Stares by Raina Futrell...
Overview Raina Futrell, as the parent of a child with spina bifida, has lovingly and truthfully shared her heart, her discouragements, and all of her son's many successes in Beyond the Steps and Stares.
Publishers Description A parent's greatest challenge is to raise confident, motivated children, but the challenge greatly intensifies when raising a child with disabilities. Beyond the Steps and Stares is the inspiring story of the journey of a family through uncharted waters written to bless and encourage other families with disabled children, their support teams, and the medical professionals taking care of them. Hugely insightful and reassuring, this is the story of a child who became a ?stand-up guy? without the ability to stand. The author draws on her own personal experiences?both positive and negative, to offer truly helpful, concrete ways to help disabled children help themselves. This is not fiction or hearsay?but a compassionate, yet realistic story written from the heart, exactly as it unfolded, by a Christian nurse and mother. If one book could be recommended to every medical professional, counselor, or parent who just learned their child has disabilities, this should be the one. It takes you beyond shattered hopes, beyond selfishness, beyond all previously held opinions and Beyond the Steps and Stares.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Beyond the Steps and Stares?
Could not put it down Jul 29, 2007
I went to high school over 30 years ago with the author. I do not have a handicapped child, but she sent this book to me as I have recently been diagnosed with cancer and she thought that I would find it uplifting. I don't even know who told her I was ill or where she found my email-as I live in another state. But I loved this book. I could not put it down. It is very easy to read and I read it in two days. I am ordering it now for other friends that are teachers and nurses. It is very inspiring and funny and heartfelt. As I read it, I could hear her voice from high school saying many of the same expressions. Great Book!
A wonderful, heartwarming story. Dec 12, 2006
In this book, Raina Futrell tells the story of her son, who has spina bifida. The successes that Cody has are inspiring. Mrs. Futrell's book is excellently written.
Inspiration Oct 22, 2005
Wow! What an excellent book. This is a great heart warming story that will have you laughing and crying. It is full of emotion and makes you appreciate everything that you have. The author does an excellent job of telling the story. Highly recommended!!!
Beyond the Steps and Stares Aug 2, 2005
Raina Futrell wrote a heartfelt story of her journey with her son, Cody, who has spina bifida. As I read this story, I felt I was right there with their family, experiencing every joy and sorrow, every up and down.
This well-written story was one of those books that once you started reading it, you couldn't put it down. Since my daughter has spina bifida like Cody, I really related to the entire book.