This One is Special
When your child has a condition that can't be cured, where do you look for answers?
In January 1996 Suzanne's first child, Timothy, was born. He had a mysterious, undiagnosed condition. Ninety minutes later, in his dad's arms, he stopped breathing. This is the true story of what happened next.
When your child has a condition that can't be cured, where do you look for answers? In the first year they looked to doctors. In the second year they looked to holistic practitioners. In the third year they looked within.
This book is about how Suzanne, and Tim's dad, learnt to trust their own instincts, through dreams and intuition. It's about the way an apparently fragile, highly vulnerable individual can create the perfect conditions for personal happiness and even spiritual awakening in others.
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5 Star Rating: “This one is special”. So said a silver-haired stranger in a Wiltshire village when she approached Tim in his wheelchair. She was addressing the author of the book, bearing this title, who was sitting with her older sister, relaxing in a picture village tearoom garden. Both were taken aback by this sudden and unexpected intervention. But before they could reply, the lady had disappeared. The incident lasted merely seconds, leaving both puzzled by the unexplained event.... In a beautifully written narrative, the author opens her heart and mind in an attempt to explain how she and her partner, Steven, coped over many years with a succession of mind-blowing challenges to keep Tim alive. For one who claimed she was not a religious person, Suzanne’s confessions and analysis of many severely challenging events in Tim’s life, leave you feeling that she is, perhaps, wrong.......What is also clear is that many professionals in the field of paediatric medicine, have accepted Suzanne’s and Steven’s advice, sometimes reluctantly, when faced with life-threatening episodes in Tim’s roller-coaster life. Also significantly, Tim’s story has become a firm part of consultants’ case studies when they are teaching the next generation of doctors and nurses how to deal with obscure medical challenges....... This book is an inspiring read for those who are facing similar situations and also for those seeking insight into lesser known corners of a caring life. Very highly recommended. ~ , Amazon
A powerful and very personal story of courage and kindness, lived every day. I admire this family so much. ~ Bear Grylls, adventurer, global TV personality, best-selling author and World Scout Chief Ambassador
Wow, I was so moved by this story. ~ Anita Moorjani, international speaker and the author of New York Times best seller Dying to be Me
I stayed up far too long last night reading 'This One is Special' from start to finish. I love it. It is like a cool, clear, endless glass of water on a warm summer’s day – it has such clarity and depth. ~ Gillian Clark, Chair of The Healing Trust
A radiant and inspiring story of how to make happiness out of adversity, by having faith in goodness, learning from dreams, and trusting in intuition. ~ Adrian Poole, Fellow in English, Trinity College, Cambridge
This book perfectly captures the conflict between one’s own positive views of one’s disabled child and the defeatist attitude of professionals. It’s life-affirming to see how Tim progresses as Suzanne begins to trust her instincts, her dreams and, most of all, her son. ~ James Melville-Ross, author of Two for Joy and ambassador for Scope