Book by Phillips, Larissa
Book by Lenchner, George
In May, 1997, Randy and Helen Baldwin eagerly welcomed their third child, Jeffrey, as did his older siblings, Matthew and Katie.
Jeffrey's arrival, unplanned but greatly anticipated, sparked a few adjustments in this family long removed from diaper duty, but Jeffrey was deemed a special gift. Eight weeks later, life took a completely unexpected downward spiral into the depths of despair when Jeffrey was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a relatively rare, progressive, genetic neuromuscular disease with deadly ramifications.
The neurologist handed over the utterly devastating news that Jeffrey had a severe case of the most destructive form without a morsel of hope that anything could be done to thwart the effects of the killer disease. Faced with the nightmare that their baby was expected to die within two years and that there was no treatment or cure, Randy and Helen took their faith in God to a higher level and embarked on a quest to defy SMA and its stranglehold on their precious baby's life... and theirs. They sought the expertise of alternative practitioners, support from other SMA families, and relently relied on prayers for Jeffrey's health and for strength, courage, and wisdom for themselves. The Jeffrey Journey is the story of how one family - with friends and family, prayer, and God's grace - rose to the challenge of caring for a dying child while realizing untold bings from their life-changing assignment.
The book is accompanied by Dreams for Jeffrey, a CD of lullabies composed for Jeffrey by his grandmother, JoAnn Derden (the author's mother). To learn more about JoAnn and/or to listen to snippets of the soothing CD, please visit http://balderdashe.com/joannderden/in.... To learn more about SMA: Families of SMA (http://fsma.org/) The Suite Life of Lucy and Ethel (http://www.thesuitelifeoflucyandethel...) The author may be reached at [email protected]
In the summer of 2004, I traveled around the perimeter of the country by train - an 8,000 mile journey which included stops in New Orleans, Tucson, Oxnard, Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis, Saint Paul, and Chicago. This book is a photo collection featuring over 100 of my best images taken on the trip along with the text of my 16,000-word travelogue. This book will delight readers who enjoy trains, travel, history, baseball, architecture, and stunning black and white photography. Read about my travels along some of Amtrak's most famous routes: Empire Builder, Sunset Limited, Coast Starlight, Crescent, Cascades, and Lakeshore Limited. Learn about the history and see the sights of each city through the lens of my camera. Other highlights of the book include my encounters with rattlesnakes outside of Tucson, a visit to Channel Islands National Park, a tour of New Orleans' French Quarter, a descent into underground Seattle, and my experiences at four major league ballparks in Chicago, Seattle, and Minneapolis.
O álbum Noite Luz é constituído por seis histórias em quadrinhos - Noite Luz, Entre Rosas e Estrelas, Buldog, Sexta, O Patuá de Dadá e Graffiti. Estas histórias são o espaço onde vários personagens se cruzam, embora nunca deixem de ser estranhos entre eles. A primeira história, Noite Luz, foi publicada na revista Front #12, em 2002. A história Entre Rosas e Estrelas foi publicada na revista Graffiti #17 e na revista eslovena Stripburger #47. A história Graffiti foi somente publicada na Argentina na revista Suda Mery K #6. Quatro histórias do álbum são inéditas no Brasil. O álbum tem 112 páginas em P&B, dimensões de 16x23cm, e capa colorida.