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Book details
  • Genre:BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • SubGenre:Personal Memoirs
  • Language:English
  • Pages:132
  • eBook ISBN:9781623096601

Knowing Alex

Life with Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum

by Alex Reisenauer and Cindy Mauro Reisenauer

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Overview
On the day their son was born Rich and Cindy Reisenauer were advised to institutionalize him. Alex had been diagnosed with frightening and unpredictable condition with the indecipherable name of Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum. Simply put, Alex was missing an integral portion of his brain—the band of nerve fibers that connects the two hemispheres. This poignant and inspirational memoir, written by Alex and his mother, Cindy, tells how their family came to know the person Alex is, and how they helped him become the person he could be. KNOWING ALEX Life with Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum is a story of love and family, friendship and understanding, perseverance and triumph over adversity.
Description
On the day their son was born Rich and Cindy Reisenauer were advised to institutionalize him. Alex had been diagnosed with frightening and unpredictable condition with the indecipherable name of Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum. Simply put, Alex was missing an integral portion of his brain—the band of nerve fibers that connects the two hemispheres. The Reisenauers chose to take their newborn home to join his two brothers, and face the daily hardships and minor miracles of life with AgCC as a family. Every aspect of Alex’s condition presented developmental, medical, social, educational and vocational challenges. Hard fought for successes highlight his life of achievement. This poignant and inspirational memoir, written by Alex and his mother, Cindy, tells how their family came to know the person Alex is, and how they helped him become the person he could be. KNOWING ALEX Life with Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum is a story of love and family, friendship and understanding, perseverance and triumph over adversity.
About the author
Born missing part of his brain, Alex has faced educational, developmental, medical, and vocational issues since infancy. By the time this sweet, loving child realized he couldn’t read he was eight years old and no stranger to the frustration that comes with straddling the world of the disabled and abled. Against overwhelming odds, Alex became a varsity athlete, Eagle Scout, and Congressional Award Gold Medal Recipient in a story that is sure to astound and inspire Alex can be reached at www.knowingalex.com.
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