Life With A Gifted Child
Raising a child is never easy. Raising a child with a disability shared with virtually no one else in the world…is a bit more challenging. It is the author’s profound hope that everyone, whether living with a child with disabilities or not, learns that with hope, courage, faith and a large dose of humor anything is possible.
This non-traditional memoir takes readers through the author’s life using journal entries, reflections, stories and facts. The frustrations, fears and joys of her journey with Ryan illustrate the desire of every parent—to raise a child in the best, most loving way possible.
This book is meant as an emotional and practical resource for those who care for and love someone with a disability. Although, truly, it is a book for everyone.
Dear Ryan is available to order through Amazon.com,
BarnesAndNoble.com, or anywhere books are sold or borrowed.
“In this book, it is great to see writing from several perspectives that I think will be very useful for parents and professionals alike.”
"I read this twice and enjoyed it very much. I learned even more about Ryan and a great deal about the journey his family has experienced. I think this is an important story that needs to be shared. It gives perspectives to physicians, therapists, social workers and legislators who very much need this sort of information and feedback."
“This book is a must read for any family raising a child with special needs. Theresa shares how important a mother’s intuition is from the very beginning and that both mothers and fathers have insight that should not be minimized by doctors and other care givers. Theresa’s message of hope and perseverance is so heart-felt that it will inspire everyone, especially families caring for those with special needs.”
Heidi Pelant Gioia
WHNP-BC (Woman’s Health Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified)
“Dear Ryan, is an intimate account of a mother's odyssey with her handicapped son through heart-felt letters. Theresa's book is filled with faith in uncertainty, unexpected joys and the bravery of a mother advocating for her child. As a mother, myself, I stand in awe of her strength and honesty. A gem of a book!”
Founder-MemoryBox Films and Mother
“I was not able to put the book down. It is amazing.”
Author, Special Needs Adoption Advocate, and mother of 10
"This remarkable and faith-inspiring journey takes us through the gamut of human emotion: The inexplicable bond between a mother and her child, epic challenges, and, ultimately, the ongoing triumph of faith and unconditional love!"
Associate Professor of English, Seton Hall University
“Dear Theresa has given our dear Ryan a voice that encourages families navigating the difficult but enriching journey with a disabled child from pre-birth expectations to adulthood. Her experiences provide valuable guidance for maximizing a loved one’s potential, whatever age or challenges. Theresa shares her story in a non-traditional way demonstrating her strength, wisdom, patience, humor, and a cheerful heart.”
Susan M. Hofmann
“Enthralled from the first page, I was skillfully led on an emotional journey of a very special boy’s influence on so many lives, and then I finished feeling only joy and happiness!”
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy
“This book is not just for parents of children with disabilities, it is for all parents. Actually, everyone needs to read this book!”
Mother of five, grandmother of 13, great grandmother and great aunt (“Gigi”) to many more.
“With brilliant insight, humor and love, Theresa Jeevanjee provides us the moving opportunity to witness the ultimate joy that comes with being the mother of a special needs child. For everyone who has known love, this is the gripping reminder of what makes life truly important. Don't be surprised when you catch yourself binge-reading!”