THE MEANING OF FAMILY is a touching story about Dylan, an eleven-year-old boy with Down syndrome who has never recovered from the loss of his mother. He is upset when he learns that a woman named Katie is engaged to marry his father. The young boy is curious about why she walks with a cane, but more importantly, he is concerned that the woman is trying to replace his mom. However, thanks to Katie’s patience and compassion, Dylan eventually discovers she is someone he can love and trust. *** Please click on the title.
THE PERFECT SANTA is a heartwarming holiday tale about how a mysterious man who uses a wheelchair becomes the perfect department store Santa by creating a magical Christmas for every child regardless of their intellectual or physical challenges. This emotionally compelling story demonstrates the true spirit of Christmas by showing the beauty of inclusion. *** Please click on the title.
Joshua and Emily, two people with Down syndrome, go on an innocent date that turns into so much more when a life-changing connection is made between Emily and someone from her distant past. This story runs the gamut from humorous to heartrending as it illustrates the importance of love and acceptance in every person’s life. *** Please click on the title.
In this heartwarming romantic story, two people struggle with the idea of falling in love. Rita is living with the long-term effects of a traumatic brain injury, and she has difficulty believing that Charlie is as good a person as he seems. Their relationship is encouraged by their friend Zach, a young man with Down syndrome who can sense that Rita and Charlie are perfect for each other, even if they cannot see it themselves. The couple’s journey is filled with surprises that will make you believe in the power of unconditional love. *** Please click on the title.
Nicholas, a former teacher, has a brain tumor that has left him blind and paralyzed from the chest down. Although physically impaired, his mental faculties are intact, and he is fully aware that the end is near. Resigned to his fate and choosing to approach it philosophically, he is wary when the hospital chaplain stops by to talk with him. But their conversation twists and turns in surprising ways leaving both men with admiration for the other. However, that night death arrives but in a way that neither man could predict. *** Please click on the title.