“Author Lisa Oltmans writes with conviction and certainly knows a lot about spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) – a veritable death sentence for her son Shane, who defied the odds and lived until young adulthood. She also exhibits enough faith for a small army. Of her son’s passing, she writes, ‘I lived for 22 years 1 month and 2 days with a person full of light’ one of many examples of her a glass half full approach to a devastating situation.
Yet she neither sugarcoats her circumstances nor condescends to the reader. Instead she offers a step-by-step line of attack against and practical suggestions for dealing with a disease that weakens all the voluntary muscle systems by robbing the body of its ability to eat, breathe and move. This book will be especially useful for people dealing with a loved one with any debilitating disease. And those who prefer to avoid the subject entirely might do well to read it as well, if only to appreciate what they do have and take a note from this author’s approach to life’s challenges.”
By Judge, 3rd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published eBook Awards