The Boy Who Can: The Jacob Trossman Story

by Marcy White
Foreword by Tom Chau

JSJ Publishing | February 24, 2014 | Trade Paperback

The Boy Who Can: The Jacob Trossman Story is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.
When Jacob Trossman was born with Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease (PMD), a rare and incurable neurodegenerative disease, his prognosis was grim. The doctors warned his parents that he would never speak, sit or eat independently. The medical professionals were not optimistic that Jacob would have the ability to learn or to understand what was going on around him. Part survival manual, part love story between parent and child, The Boy Who Can is a chronicle of a mother's refusal to accept the limitations placed on her son. Marcy White recounts the seemingly overwhelming struggles and joyous rewards of parenting Jacob who engages everyone he meets with his infectious smile and sparkling green eyes. An unbelievable story of a parent's perseverance, creativity and courage in the face of a child's life-threatening genetic disorder. The Boy Who Can touches on medical ethics, the care demands shouldered by families, research and advocacy, the inclusion of children with disabilities and how their siblings fare. Louise Kinross, BLOOM Editor, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Written from the heart, this book reveals the anguish, joy and ferocious mother love in raising a child with complex care needs. Marcy White's account is written with an authentic voice-it is both honest and inspirational. For anyone faced with the unexpected challenges that test the human spirit, this book provides an emotional roadmap. Lisa Priest, author, Operating in the Dark: The Accountability Crisis in Canada's Health Care System.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 194 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.45 in

Published: February 24, 2014

Publisher: JSJ Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0992143608

ISBN - 13: 9780992143602

Found in: Biography and Memoir

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compelling and Inspiring! The Boy Who Can gives readers a glimpse of what it is like to parent a child with complex care needs. Marcy White's story is heart wrenching yet hopeful. Parents who face similar challenges will of course relate to Marcy's story. But this book is an important read for everyone, as it is compelling and inspiring!
Date published: 2014-04-26

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The Boy Who Can: The Jacob Trossman Story

The Boy Who Can: The Jacob Trossman Story

by Marcy White
Foreword by Tom Chau

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 194 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.45 in

Published: February 24, 2014

Publisher: JSJ Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0992143608

ISBN - 13: 9780992143602

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When Jacob Trossman was born with Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease (PMD), a rare and incurable neurodegenerative disease, his prognosis was grim. The doctors warned his parents that he would never speak, sit or eat independently. The medical professionals were not optimistic that Jacob would have the ability to learn or to understand what was going on around him. Part survival manual, part love story between parent and child, The Boy Who Can is a chronicle of a mother's refusal to accept the limitations placed on her son. Marcy White recounts the seemingly overwhelming struggles and joyous rewards of parenting Jacob who engages everyone he meets with his infectious smile and sparkling green eyes. An unbelievable story of a parent's perseverance, creativity and courage in the face of a child's life-threatening genetic disorder. The Boy Who Can touches on medical ethics, the care demands shouldered by families, research and advocacy, the inclusion of children with disabilities and how their siblings fare. Louise Kinross, BLOOM Editor, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Written from the heart, this book reveals the anguish, joy and ferocious mother love in raising a child with complex care needs. Marcy White's account is written with an authentic voice-it is both honest and inspirational. For anyone faced with the unexpected challenges that test the human spirit, this book provides an emotional roadmap. Lisa Priest, author, Operating in the Dark: The Accountability Crisis in Canada's Health Care System.