Finding Magic Mountain
Life with Five Glorious Kids and a Rogue Gene Called Fop
By (author) Carol Zapata
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Finding Magic Mountain by Carol Zapata
Book DescriptionCarol Zapata-Whelan describes her son's struggle with the rare genetic disease Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP), focusing on the time of diagnosis at age nine to his first year in college (he matriculated as a pre-med student at the University of California, Berkeley, in September 2004). Zapata-Whelan illustrates how this struggle with FOP has shaped and strengthened her family, and how, as a mother, the experience has taught her to put her trust in the universe, and live life one day at a time. Through her son's remarkable grace and strength in dealing with his disease, she has learned that an unexpected encounter with suffering can be a blessing as well. Through flashbacks and anecdotes, Zapata-Whelan leads the reader through the ups and downs of dealing with FOP in everyday life, while offering insight, hope and guidance throughout.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781569244005
(210mm x 140mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Marlowe & Co
Publisher: Marlowe & Co
Publish Date: 11-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United States
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