Wordjazz for Stevie PDF/EPUB æ Wordjazz for PDF/EPUB

Wordjazz for Stevie PDF/EPUB æ Wordjazz for PDF/EPUB


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  1. Susan Susan says:

    Jonathan Chamberlain writes the perfect tribute to his late wife and daughter in this heart wrenching memoir Set mostly on a small outlaying island of Hong Kong the story is nothing like the romantic Hong Kong Chamberlain paraphrases from Prizzi's Honor Let's forget about all this Let's get away Let's go to Hong Kong and change our names and disappear p 22 But the book is a love story nonetheless His world suddenly changes when his wife gives birth to their first child and she's born with Down's Syndrome The couple isn't uite sure how to handle this news but they do what they can and try to look on the bright side After their daughter Stevie undergoes a heart surgery that's common for babies with Down's her condition takes a tragic turn for the worse and now she has cerebral palsy epilepsy and blindness Chamberlain learns that Hong Kong is far from euipped to handle children with special needs and sets out to change this even if he has to do it himself Stevie never learns to sit up by herself crawl walk or talk But her life is filled with music and laughter Soon after Chamberlain loses his daughter his wife passes away from cancer Chamberlain is very brave as he faces two losses so close together His story is a testament to the strength of man when faced with tragedy


  2. Leila Summers Leila Summers says:

    “Even now when you’re not here to be hugged I close my eyes and wrap my arms around a volume of space and pretend you’re in it and that I can feel your weight” This heartfelt memoir is a beautifully written tribute from the author Jonathan Chamberlain to his late eight year old daughter Stevie Stevie was born with Down Syndrome and when she was only six months old suffered serious complications after heart surgery which left her severely handicapped Through all her difficulties of which there were so many Stevie’s short life was nonetheless filled with love and the joy she found through music The author speaks openly of his pain and loss not only for his daughter but also for his wife Bern who died of cancer shortly afterward leaving him as single father to their four year old son Patrick Out of these tragedies Jonathan searches for answers trying to make sense of this world and the circumstances which seem cruel and senseless He speaks with brutal honesty yet tenderly as he takes us deep into his thoughts and emotions struggles and uestions to a point where we are left with a deep message of gratitude for those we have loved and lost


  3. Chris Thrall Chris Thrall says:

    Wordjazz for Stevie is Jonathan Chamberlain's deep and moving tribute to his late eight year old daughter a candid and beautifully written solilouy born out of the pain of loss but conveying hope love happiness and insightStevie arrives in the world when expat Jonathan and his Chinese wife are living on a uiet island off Hong Kong Although shocked to learn Stevie has Down syndrome Jonathan and Bern immediately accept the additional challenges this presents challenges that increase significantly when an operation to close a hole in Stevie's heart goes horribly wrong starving her of oxygen and resulting in severe disability Towards the end of Stevie's short but delight giving years little does Jonathan know her failing health is not the only major life changing event on the horizonWordjazz for Stevie is a remarkable testament to the human spirit friendship and integrity Penned with fondness and gratitude it will appeal to anyone who has faced hardship or prejudice love and loss or can relate to bureaucracy and socialcultural difference whether at home or abroad But putting the textbooks aside it's simply a touching and enlightening story that should inspire all who read itChris Thrall is the author of 'Eating Smoke One Man's Descent into Drug Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland' a best selling memoir


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Wordjazz for Stevie [Read] ➪ Wordjazz for Stevie By Jonathan Chamberlain – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk How could a girl born with a genetic defect who later suffered brain damage leaving her blind epileptic and physically handicapped and who lived only eight years change the world Wordjazz for Stevie i How could a girl born with a genetic defect who later suffered brain damage leaving her blind epileptic and physically handicapped and who Wordjazz for PDF/EPUB ² lived only eight years change the world Wordjazz for Stevie is a letter written to Stevie by her father after she had died to try to explain to her and the world the meaning of her life This is a book that everyone should read It could change your life too.

  • Paperback
  • 188 pages
  • Wordjazz for Stevie
  • Jonathan Chamberlain
  • English
  • 23 February 2016
  • 9789881774279