This boy... this man... his life was such a hard road to walk.
In a time when kids with CP... doctors and society didn't know what to do with them, especially if they didn't fit the norm.
David was a smart boy trapped in an ill-functioning body.
A mama's boy ill-prepared to face the world cause his momma insulated him from it as much as possible until her body just gave out.
I worked with special needs folks for years.
I know much of the challenges that are part of who they are, and the smart kids, trapped in ill-functioning bodies... I can totally see how he'd be overlooked, teased, mocked and despaired over.
This is the book... The Boy Born Dead.
I find myself hard pressed to give my thoughts about this book. I read it on a quiet Sunday afternoon. I didn't put it down until I was finished, I just wanted to know how this boy would work it through. I loved when he got the courage to tell Debbie to STOP. When he got up the courage to tell his story, I applauded. God worked in David's life. But not only in David Ring, but also in his friend David. Lives broadened and stretched and I was amazed at change wrought.
It's a good book. One that I would share with others no problem. :) If you like reading the story behind the person, this book is definitely for you.
Received: Hardcover book
Title: The Boy Born Dead
Author: David Ring with John Driver and David Wideman
Type: based on true story with some literary elements added to move story along.
Reviewed for: NutsaboutBooks