**All opinions stated in this review are mine and mine alone. I received When Uriel Sang: Parenting an Exceptional Child from eBookPro for free for my honest and unbiased review**
Now onto my review:
Format read in: Kindle
Author: Danny Or Fuchs
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Date of publication: May 28th 2016
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Number of pages: 180
A devoted father searches for a way to his autistic son’s heart: an unforgettable journey into the private life of a family dealing with autism.After the end of his first marriage, Danny is remarried to Nataly, the love of his life. When their beautiful baby boy, Uriel, is diagnosed with autism, their lives are changed forever. At first, the family is devastated, anxious and confused, but the complex situations they are faced with will teach them insightful lessons and change them forever, as a couple, as parents and as human beings.An exceptional story of fate, devotion, love and dedication that proves hope is the strongest weapon of all.
As Danny narrates in his honest and passionate tone, that will melt your heart and touch your soul, the family suddenly finds itself struggling with inconsiderate institutes and indifferent bureaucracy; dealing with social ignorance, discrimination and prejudice; coping with rejection, failure, frustration, anger, self-doubt and despair; collecting small victories, weaving dreams and making the impossible come true. By Exposing the most intimate and personal situations, it reveals a powerful and exciting world that is usually left out of sight, and teaches voluble lessons that are relevant to all.Open your minds to an exceptional life story: prepare to laugh, cry, love, and believe.
When Uriel Sang exposes the topic of autism and addresses the general issue of exceptional people and people with differences. It promotes openness to unique children and adults in our society and opens one’s mind to see them as our equals, and not as a burden. It is an unforgettable journey for any reader, at any age. Get your copy of When Uriel Sang now!
I really liked this book because it is honest about autism and the effect that it has on everyone….from family members to caregivers to teachers and beyond.
There are a couple of messages. One being to always advocate for your child, never back down (and oh boy, have I learned that with B’s ADHD/anxiety diagnosis and then fighting the school to get her the help that she needed.) and fight for change and what is right. I do think that parents with any special needs child needs to know that it is OK to question and it is OK to stand up and say “This is what my child needs and I demand that it happen”.
I was very surprised the Israel is behind, so to say, on helping children with autism. Very surprised. I would have thought that more money and resources would have been put into the special needs area.
I loved the chapters by Uriel’s mother, older sisters, grandmother and younger sister. It was refreshing to read those testimonials about how Uriel’s autism diagnosis affected them and how it changed them for the better.
How many stars will I give When Uriel Sang? 4
Why? It was a good read and had some great messages in it.
Will I recommend to family and friends? Yes
Will I reread? Yes