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Four walls of my freedom / Donna Thomson.

By: Thomson, Donna
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Toronto, ON : McArthur & Co. 2010Description: 263 p. : ill. (some colour), portraits (some colour) ; 22 cmISBN: 9781770894792Subject(s): Across the lifespan | Biographies | Developmental Disabilities (DD) | Childhood | Books by parents | Cerebral palsy (CP)Summary: A riveting and redemptive family memoir, The Four Walls of My Freedom is Donna Thomson's account of raising a son with cerebral palsy and a passionate appeal to change the way we think about the good life. Donna Thomson's life was forever changed when her son Nicholas was born with cerebral palsy. A former actor, director, and teacher, Donna became his primary caregiver and embarked on a second career as a disability activist, author, and consultant. Thomson vividly describes her experience in treading delicately through daily care, emergencies, and medical bureaucracy as she and her family cope with her sons condition while maintaining value and dignity (for Nicholas, too). She brilliantly demonstrates the vital contribution that people with disabilities make to our society and addresses the ethics and economics of giving and receiving care. Featuring an introduction by John Ralston Saul, and two new chapters, The Four Walls of My Freedom is a passionate appeal to change to the way we think about the good life that will touch anyone caring for the life of another.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

A riveting and redemptive family memoir, The Four Walls of My Freedom is Donna Thomson's account of raising a son with cerebral palsy and a passionate appeal to change the way we think about the good life. Donna Thomson's life was forever changed when her son Nicholas was born with cerebral palsy. A former actor, director, and teacher, Donna became his primary caregiver and embarked on a second career as a disability activist, author, and consultant. Thomson vividly describes her experience in treading delicately through daily care, emergencies, and medical bureaucracy as she and her family cope with her sons condition while maintaining value and dignity (for Nicholas, too). She brilliantly demonstrates the vital contribution that people with disabilities make to our society and addresses the ethics and economics of giving and receiving care. Featuring an introduction by John Ralston Saul, and two new chapters, The Four Walls of My Freedom is a passionate appeal to change to the way we think about the good life that will touch anyone caring for the life of another.