Before and After Zachariah: A Family Story about a Different Kind of Courage

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Academy Chicago, 1982 - Biography & Autobiography - 247 pages
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Zachariah is so beautiful that it takes your breath away. He is also brain-damaged. This story is not about the disguised blessings that "special" children bring to their families or about how tragedies strengthen family relationships. It is a gripping, realistic look at how the birth of Zachariah wreaked havoc on the lives of his parents and sister. This is a story of tremendous courage as the Kupfers decide to have Zach cared for in a residential facility. Here we learn that there are alternatives and that they, too, are honorable.

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User Review  - Waterlily - Goodreads

I read this book 24 years ago after my daughter had a disastrous medical intervention that left her disabled. It was profoundly comforting at the time, because it was so compellingly honest, and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rita - Goodreads

Awesome book - read if you work with special needs kids - if you have special needs kids or even if you don't!! It will make you think and make you cry!! Read full review

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