The Cracks that Let the Light In: What I learned from my disabled son (Hardback)
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The Cracks that Let the Light In: What I learned from my disabled son (Hardback)

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Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 04/03/2021
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'A powerful, moving and inspiring story - it opens up a whole new world of understanding.' Esther Freud

'This is wonderful. I urge you to read it. It is life enhancing and I defy you not to fall in love with Ben!' Natasha Poliszczuk, Books Editor, You Magazine

'An honest and unflinching account of Jessica's journey as the mother of a child born with complex needs. Essential reading... and a source of solace for those who may find themselves on a similar path' Leah Hazard, author of Hard Pushed: A Midwife's Story

'Jessica's beautiful words gave me a deeper understanding about embracing disability. I am inspired and will be recommending this book to parents as a testament to following your parenting instincts.' Arabella Carter-Johnson, author of Iris Grace

'Jessica's story is gripping from the first page and gives such a powerful insight. Her words showed me a different world and at the same time reminded me of the common ground that all mothers share. Everyone should read this enlightening, moving, and ultimately hopeful book.' Milli Hill, author of the Positive Birth Book

'A courageous, heartrending story of grief, love and ultimately hope.' The Sun, 5 star review

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Jessica Moxham thought she was prepared for the experience of motherhood. Armed with advice from friends and family, parenting books and antenatal classes, she felt ready.

After giving birth, she found herself facing a different, more uncertain reality. Her son, Ben, was fighting to stay alive. When Jessica could finally take him home from hospital, the challenges were far from over.

In this hopeful memoir, Jessica shares her journey in raising Ben. His disability means he will never be able to move or communicate without assistance. Jessica has to learn how to feed Ben when he can't eat, wrestle with red tape to secure his education and defend his basic rights in the face of discrimination. As Ben begins to thrive, alongside his two younger siblings, Jessica finds that caring for a child with unique needs teaches her about appreciating difference and doing things your own way.

This uplifting story is about the power of family love, finding inner strength and, above all, hope.

Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781913068349
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 425 g
Dimensions: 222 x 140 x 30 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A powerful, moving and inspiring story - it opens up a whole new world of understanding. -- Esther Freud
An honest and unflinching account of Jessica's journey as the mother of a child born with complex needs. Essential reading... and a source of solace for those who may find themselves on a similar path. -- Leah Hazard * author of Hard Pushed: A Midwife's Story *
Jessica's beautiful words gave me a deeper understanding about embracing disability. I am inspired and will be recommending this book to parents as a testament to following your parenting instincts. -- Arabella Carter-Johnson * author of Iris Grace *

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