Elevate your Thinking
Changing Disabilities to Abilities With Attitude, Determination and AppreciationBook - 2016
Robert Hale was born with a mystery disorder. A boy with a stick-skinny frame, horrible digestion problems, and night blindness, doctors didn't know what was wrong with him. Then when the tremors began, Robert enrolled in clinical research at Oregon Health & Science University. It was a year of medical mysteries solved, nurse crushes, and first experiences. With a name for his disorder, abetalipoproteinemia, and treatment that curbed some of its neurological characteristics, Robert set out to find his destiny. But he had no idea how hard it was going to get. His vision failed him at work, and as a father, not being able to see his children anymore was heartbreaking. Using a cane, then a walker, and finally a wheelchair in a world built for people who walk and see, Robert's challenges were great. But his determination to find happiness was greater. From a year of interviews with medical anthropologist Raina Croff, PhD (Oregon Health & Science University), Robert's story of hope beyond hardship shines through his lens of appreciation, determination, and positive attitude.
Publisher: Eugene, OR : Luminare Press, 
Copyright Date: ©2016
Branch Call Number: 305.908 H163e 2016
Characteristics: 156 pages ; 23 cm