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Award Winning Children's Book Author Deanie Humphrys-Dunne Offers Real Hope To Kids With Cerebral Palsy

Posted: Apr 23, 2016 3:52 AM EDTUpdated: Apr 25, 2016 11:31 AM EDT

Deanie Humphrys-Dunne writes captivating books that teach children valuable life lessons about tenacity and overcoming obstacles. She uses animal stories to help kids overcome challenges
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WILMINGTON, NC, April 23, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Award winning children's book author Deanie Humphrys-Dunne's personal life underlies the message she presents in her inspirational children's books. Based on her own life, 'Tails of Sweetbrier' is a true story of a little girl who dreams of becoming a champion horseback rider. But this child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. The doctors say she will never be able to walk.
"I was born with cerebral palsy," Deanie stated in a recent article. "It only affects my legs, so I'm blessed in that regard. One of the most amazing benefits I had was my parents' philosophy. They constantly reassured me that I could do anything. Admittedly, certain things would take longer, but they never dwelled on my limitations. This gave me a healthy outlook and the confidence to strive to reach my goals, no matter how lofty. In our family, giving up was never an option. We were taught perseverance is the key to success."

"This morning I read an article by the parent of a child with cerebral palsy. The author mentioned how "Frustrating" it was for her raising a child with physical limitations. Her child has "mild cerebral palsy" and struggles with simple tasks requiring coordination. I can certainly relate to that opinion. But I'd choose to encourage my child to set goals and work toward them. I'd advise him/her to search for what they love and pursue it. In my experience, it's amazing what you can accomplish if you try."
Deanie has won numerous awards for her books. She was recently chosen as one of '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading' for her story about the creation of 'Tails Of Sweetbrier'. 'Tails Of Sweetbrier' also received honorable mention in the Young Adult Nonfiction category of the Purple Dragonfly Book Awards. The book took the Silver Medal in the Feathered Quill Book Awards in the Juvenile/YA Nonfiction category in 2014 and it was one of five finalists in the CLIPPA Awards in the 3rd - 4th Grade category. Deanie recently received the Dragon's Loyalty Blogging award from author/ illustrator, JD Holiday. She also appeared on Holiday's radio show on Blog Talk Radio.
"I constantly try to impress upon children a single message - 'Never give up on your dreams'. No one knows what you can do. The last line of Tails of Sweetbrier is, 'You have the power to make your dreams come true so reach for them and don't accept anything less."

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  1. How wonderful that you are getting so many chances to share your inspiring story and encourage others. Congratulations on this great recognition!

  2. Thank you so much Julie. That's why we write the stories.

  3. Congratulations! Your books have such a wonderful message. All because you aren't afraid to share your own story as well. You are an inspiration.

  4. Thank you, Murees. We hope to inspire and encourage children because so many things are possible that they haven't imagined. You're so sweet to stop by and commenting. Hope wonderful things are happening for you.