Special Friends with Special Needs

Special Friends with Special Needs

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This story is about Timothy, a little boy who gets hit by a truck and ends up in a wheelchair for the rest of his life. You can imagine the isolation, loneliness and depression that this little boy feels while looking out the window watching his friends running and playing, knowing that he will never be able to do these activities again. Martin, his best friend, sticks by him even when his other friends get bored and move on. As they go along day-by-day, they meet other children with special needs and form a special group of very special friends. Then, they teach each other just how special they really are and they realize that they aren't different. They are actually quite special and unique. Their school peers who used to laugh, point and make fun of them or just stare become so inspired by them, their kindness and the fun they are having that they want to become part of their group. This brings the children, school, community and even surrounding communities together. Each of the special friends has a very special dream. The little group of friends and the other children in school help to make each one of those dreams come true. This book is the first book in a series. The other books will follow the friends as they encounter bullying, abuse, drugs and all of the other issues that children are faced with today. Won't you join me on a journey through their lives? Read and learn how these small children teach a very big lesson in love, life and humanity.show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 4.06mm | 158.76g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508526893
  • 9781508526896

About Kathy Charley

Kathy was born in Chicago, Illinois, and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. She had always wanted to be a writer. Her desire started as far back as grade school when she wrote a poise and etiquette column in her school newspaper. She went on to win two literary awards in college and had articles published in medical magazines. Teachers and writers throughout her life encouraged her to be a writer; however, she had to have a day job to pay the bills and, until modern day self-publishing, the possibility of having a publishing company or even an agent look at your book was almost nonexistent. Kathy had a diverse career, the first half in the business world and the second half in the medical field, but her true passion and desire always remained the same: to be a writer. She started a novel and motivational book for adults while working full-time, taking care of a house and yard and trying to have a family and social life. Weekends were spent trying to catch up on all of the errands for which she couldn't find time during the week. She is now retired from the medical field and working as a part-time nanny. This position has provided her with the time necessary to devote to her writing. Instead of focusing on the two books she had already started, Kathy decided to do something that she had wanted to do since the 1980s; she wanted to help disabled children and she knew that she could do that through her writing. Thus, Special Friends with Special Needs came to fruition. Kathy wanted to write a book for children that would be fun to read, but could also be used as a teaching and developmental tool. She wanted to write a book to give children self-confidence and self-worth and teach them kindness and compassion for others. Those values are what this special book is all about. She wrote it to reach children and instill in them the values and virtues that they will need to stand strong against all of the issues that they will have to face in the world as they grow older. Kathy plans to self-publish Special Friends with Special Needs, but her main goal is to get the book into children's hospitals, schools, libraries and bookstores so that it can get into the hands of every child.show more