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A father’s moving memoir of cystic fibrosis “captures a brave child’s legacy as well as the continuing fight against the genetic disease” (The New York Times). In 1971 a girl named Alex was born with cystic fibrosis, a degenerative genetic lung disease. Although health-care innovations have improved the life span of CF patients tremendously over the last four decades, the illness remains fatal. Given only two years to live by her doctors, the imaginative, excitable, and curious little girl battled through painful and frustrating physical-therapy sessions twice daily, as well as regular hospitalizations, bringing joy to the lives of everyone she touched. Despite her setbacks, brave Alex was determined to live life like a typical girl—going to school, playing with her friends, traveling with her family. Ultimately, however, she succumbed to the disease in 1980 at the age of eight. Award-winning author Frank Deford, celebrated primarily as a sportswriter, was also a budding novelist and biographer at the time of his daughter’s birth. Deford kept a journal of Alex’s courageous stand against the disease, documenting his family’s struggle to cope with and celebrate the daily fight she faced. This book is the result of that journal.Alex relives the events of those eight years: moments as heartwarming as when Alex recorded herself saying “I love you” so her brother could listen to her whenever he wanted, and as heartrending as the young girl’s tragic, dawning realization of her own very tenuous mortality, and her parents’ difficulty in trying to explain why. Though Alex is a sad story, it is also one of hope; her greatest wish was that someday a cure would be found. Deford has written a phenomenal memoir about an extraordinary little girl.A father’s moving memoir of cystic fibrosis “captures a brave child’s legacy as well as the continuing fight against the genetic disease” (The New York Times). In 1971 a girl named Alex was born with cystic fibrosis, a degenerative genetic lung disease. Although health-care innovations have improved the life span of CF patients tremendously over the last four decades, the illness remains fatal. Given only two years to live by her doctors, the imaginative, excitable, and curious little girl battled through painful and frustrating physical-therapy sessions twice daily, as well as regular hospitalizations, bringing joy to the lives of everyone she touched. Despite her setbacks, brave Alex was determined to live life like a typical girl—going to school, playing with her friends, traveling with her family. Ultimately, however, she succumbed to the disease in 1980 at the age of eight. Award-winning author Frank Deford, celebrated primarily as a sportswriter, was also a budding novelist and biographer at the time of his daughter’s birth. Deford kept a journal of Alex’s courageous stand against the disease, documenting his family’s struggle to cope with and celebrate the daily fight she faced. This book is the result of that journal.Alex relives the events of those eight years: moments as heartwarming as when Alex recorded herself saying “I love you” so her brother could listen to her whenever he wanted, and as heartrending as the young girl’s tragic, dawning realization of her own very tenuous mortality, and her parents’ difficulty in trying to explain why. Though Alex is a sad story, it is also one of hope; her greatest wish was that someday a cure would be found. Deford has written a phenomenal memoir about an extraordinary little girl.

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Titel des Buches/td>Alex: The Life of a Child (English Edition)
Hergestellt vonOpen Road Media
AutorFrank Deford
KategorieBiografien & Erinnerungen
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Dateigröße22.81 MB

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Alex is a great book!! - I have read Alex, The Life of a Child many times. I have also had my friends read it. It touched me beacuse I work a camp for children with cystic fibrosis. I have lost many, many friends from this terrible disease. Like Alex though, they all seem to have a great outlook on life and take nothing for granted. I really want to see the movie. I can't find it anywhere. Can anyone help me?
A Great Story of a Heroic Child's Fight Against a Deadly Dis - Alex the Life of a Child is a haeartwarming story of a little girl's battle against cystic fibrosis. Alex was loved and loved more than someone who lived to be a hundred. Her entire being was love. She never worried about herself, but for the people she loved. She was a treasure to her friends and family and to anyone who read her courageous story. Alex lived a life of inspiration and she was a gift from God who died to young, but she is with God and is watching over her parents and her "Chrish," her little brother whom she always called by this name. She is their guardian angel. The most touching passage to me is that when she was ready for an opperation to help clear her lungs, her father layed her down on the operating table, a tear fell down his cheeks and she told them to wait and she wiped that tear off his cheek. She said, "I am so sorry my little daddy." That was the little angel she was, one who could not stand to see her family suffer from...

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