A Mother Like Alex

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Magna Large Print Books, 2010 - Adoptive parents - 422 pages
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When she was just 13 and helping her mother on the local hospital wards, Alex Bell encountered Billy, a young man with Down's syndrome who changed the course of her life. Alex grew up vowing to dedicate herself to caring for Down's syndrome babies. At 28 and unmarried, Alex battled with social services to adopt her first Down's child, Matthew - who eventually fulfilled his dream of working for Manchester United. Since then, Alex has single-handedly taken on eight more children who, despite serious disabilities, are flourishing under her fierce and devoted love.

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User Review  - Ian Hallam - Goodreads

A true story of one woman's life devoted to fostering and helping Downs Children & babies Read full review

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User Review  - Danielle - Goodreads

A wonderful story, beautifully written. Not for the faint hearted, the moments of pure sadness in this book are sad, but the moments of pure joy are particularly joyful. This is an uplifting account ... Read full review

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