illness

Come Fly with Me (Talon #1) by Gigi Sedlmayer (Book Review #210)

This review was kindly requested by Gigi Selmayer. Come fly with me is a story written about a girl named Matica. She suffers from an illness that prevents her from growing. Her physical form is about the size of a two-year-old but mentally she is 9. Her parents move from Australia to Peru where this little girl has to face discrimination and abuse from the Peruvian Indians. They see her as evil and refuse to have her near the other children. Forced []

Author Interview – Polio and Me by Ken Dalton

The year is 1943. A five-year-old boy wakes up. He cannot stand or hold an apple in his hand. The boy is rushed to his family doctor, diagnosed with polio, and taken from his mother’s arms to the contagion ward at the county hospital. Thus begins his eleven-year journey of surgeries, rehabilitation, and therapy so that one day, he can walk, unaided, across a stage and receive his high school diploma. While the boy struggles through his childhood, and in spite decades []