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    • 150 pages
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    • 5.5 x 8.5 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 150 pages
  • Keywords
    • connected community,
    • inclusivity,
    • child with disability,
    • cerebral palsy,
    • hydrocephalus,
    • overcoming struggles,
    • parenting

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Connected Community
One Family's Journey With Cerebral Palsy and Hydrocephalus
by Marilou Blundell

An uplifting memoir about the true meaning of community, Connected Community captures the strength of a community coming together for Marilou Blundell and her family. Having travelled a similar path with her own disability, Marilou shares the story of her daughter Emily’s journey with cerebral palsy and hydrocephalus. Along the way, Emily finds her personality, showcasing that everyone has their own unique ability and gift. Through Marilou’s stories about her family of four, she provides insight on the challenges and the stigmas, the highs and the lows, of parenting a child with a disability. With support from the community, including the school, church, and various community programs, they were able to turn their hard-fought struggles into triumphant victories. Emily, Marilou, and their family never had to look far—their community was always right there to help walk them through when they needed it the most.

Marilou Blundell lives in “the city in the country” also known as Abbotsford, British Columbia, along with her husband Michael, their two daughters Ellie and Emily, and two rabbits. Their community includes Northview Community Church, Abbotsford Christian School, Fraser Valley Child Development Centre, Bethesda Christian Association, and Special Olympics. Marilou enjoys reading inspirational books and has loved writing as far back as childhood. She hopes this book will be a discussion starter in everyone’s community.


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