Award Winning Children's Book Author Deanie Humphrys-Dunne Offers Real Hope To Kids With Cerebral PalsyPosted: Apr 23, 2016 3:52 AM EDTUpdated: Apr 25, 2016 11:31 AM EDT
"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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