The Power of the Powerless: A Brother's Legacy of Love
The Crossroad Publishing Company, Apr 1, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 176 pages
Christopher De Vinck's moving account of his life with his brother made a deep impression on the hearts and minds of Americans. Due to a tragedy at birth, Oliver de Vinck was born severely handicappedóblind, mute, crippled, helpless. Despite the doctors' bleak prognosis, his loving parents took him home, where they and their children cared for him. He lived for thirty-three years.
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One of my favorite books! De Vinck writes this book to share the story of his brother, Oliver, who is severely disabled but enriched his and his families life in so many way. He couldn't move, drink, eat, or see, but as powerless as he seemed, Oliver taught De Vinck all about love and family. It is very sad at times, but the message is wonderful and could be used in a high school classroom.