Graphic Novel Explores Hidden World of Care-giving, Depression, and Disability
The Truth is Horrific and Beautiful.This ground breaking graphic novel dares to take a "no holds barred" approach to care-giving, depression, disability, and death, while balancing it with humor, affection, and hope.
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If you’ve ever felt desperate and out of control, this book was written for you. This is the book I wanted 15 years ago after my daughter was born. I desperately wanted honest information about caring for someone who was not going to get better. I didn’t know that a hidden world of disability existed at the margins of society.
|Savannah and David reading|
If you live long enough, you or someone you care about will become disabled. In other words, there is a high likelihood that this story will become your story. Disability is the largest and fastest growing demographic in America. And research shows that people like me, people who've cared for a person with significant disabilities, age at 6 times the normal rate due to the extreme stress. This experience can destroy people, cost jobs, and drain whole families.
I have to tell this story honestly, painfully, and without uplifting platitudes.
|Cover of Forthcoming Book|
Meditative, humorous, and raw, And Yet We Rise, dares to dive into the hidden world of parenting a significantly disabled, medically fragile child. This graphic novel explores the beauty and heartbreak with frankness and humanity. Honest information is rare. This book tackles the hard questions:
- How do you care for someone year after year who won’t get better?
- How do you deal with the conflicting emotions of grief and relief?
- How do you rise each day when you know it will be worse than the day before?
Love it or hate it, you will have an opinion about this ground-breaking graphic novel that manages to take a difficult subject and make it accessible.
About the Art
|page from And Yet We Rise|
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(Article updated 4/3/17)
(Article updated 4/3/17)
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