We must recognize that the suffering of one person or one nation is the suffering of humanity That the happiness of one person or nation is the happiness of humanity Fighting for Taylor presents the autobiographical story of a single mother struggling against the odds to support her child through social, economic, and educational challenges The whispering among the nurses in the operating room when her son, Taylor is born signals to Kimberly that something about her baby is cause for concern, Her life quickly shifts to a world in which she must continuously fight to provide the best possible life for her child Who was born with Down syndrome and later diagnosed with Autism To make matters difficult, her relationship with her husband is rapidly deteriorating, as his drinking and domestic violence escalated factors that lead to the end of their marriage As the years pass, she gathers her strength from her beautiful little boy As she traverses the various social, economic and beautiful obstacles, she presents many thought provoking ideas to help other parents find the emotional, financial and spiritual support their children need What she discovers is a system designed to work against the best interest of children with special needs in today s schools She fights for inclusion of all children in the educational system, regardless of their abilities or inabilities....
|Title||:||Fighting for Taylor: A Mother and Child's Journey of Inclusion|
|Publisher||:||iUniverse November 26, 2012|
|Number of Pages||:||160 pages|
|File Size||:||560 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Fighting for Taylor: A Mother and Child's Journey of Inclusion Reviews
Kimberly's story is a true inspiration for every parent/guardian who has a child with special needs. She is a fighter and has achieved so much for Taylor and herself by not giving up. Her endless love and dedication for the most important person in her life is a wonderful example of all the things you can accomplish in your life and the life of a child. I wish Kimberly and Taylor only the very best and all the strength in the world to continue their journey of joy and happiness.
The story about their journey is quite moving. As importantly, Ms. Moore educates the reader about the inadequacies of our educational system, especially those with special needs and the unfortunate perception of the general public as a whole regarding these children with special needs. Again, this book is a must read!!!!!
This is was a very inspirational read. As a parent of a child with special needs, it spoke to my heart.
This is a wonderful resource for any parent or teacher working with any child with or with out a special need. Since I have had the pleasure of meeting the author it brings their life story to life.
My husband and I both read this book. To say we were moved by this story of a mother's determination and courage to raise her "Down's Syndrome" son under the best conditions that he could handle, is an understatement. From the time she is laying in the delivery room, hearing the whispered voices talking about her baby being "Down's syndrome" afflicted, Kimberly Moore knows that she is the sole person responsible for the care and well being of her beautiful baby. Unfortunately, she admits to herself that no help will be coming from her abusive husband. She also knows that she and the baby must get away from her husband and makes her escape shortly after she brings the baby home from the hospital.
This autobiography is a must read if you have even an ounce of compassion, love, and humanitarian attributes. One could say, "I've heard this story before" and they may have, but the importance of all stories is to understand our similarities as opposed to our differences. The more opportunities we have to read such stories and impassioned words will encourage us to re-establish our humanity and separate ourselves from the walls that technology and progress have imprisoned us in. Put down your phone, turn off your TV, step away from those material objects and give that person/pet that you love a hug...look in their eyes and say those three little words...I love you. It's not that this story is unusual, it is that an inspired, intelligent, beautiful woman took the time to share her personal life with others with the intent of providing not only encouragement but basic guidance and support to those that not only struggle with similar challenges but more importantly for those that don't. Take a moment and think of your life, then have the compassion to listen to another person tell you about theirs, and this sharing will become a step toward your journey of growth and maturity...and honestly, we are all on that path no matter how hard we struggle. This book touched my heart and enlightened me to the struggles of women, children and all of those affected by abuse, abandonment, government bureaucracy, systematic hurdles, and societal disharmony. As a man, I'm ashamed of my brothers who abuse and victimize women and children, the sooner men learn to put themselves in the shoes of others the more likely they'll find compassion in their hearts.
It takes guts to write a book about your deepest emotions and life's toughest challenges, but that is what Kimberly Moore did by writing Fighting for Taylor. Kimberly's book allows all of us to take an empathetic journey through the life of single mother raising a child with an intellectual disability. As a member of the Armed services who is currently studying to become a teacher I found this story to be thought provoking, educational, and touching. Kimberly worked hard to tell her story and share what she has learned; never underestimate anyone's ability, nothing is more powerful then love, and the things you need may be right in front of you but you will not find them until you stop looking.