We shared a few weeks ago about the fantastic novel Out of My Mind, which highlights the story of a middle-schooler with cerebral palsy finding acceptance and friendship. Another encouraging story for curious readers is Wonder.
Wonder tells the story of August (Auggie) Pullman as he begins 5th grade after being homeschooled. Like all kids, he wants to be accepted and make new friends, but his classmates have trouble understanding his physical differences. It’s an inspiring read for “typical” and “atypical” kids alike, to help foster understanding and diverse friendships.
Wonder was also made into a 2017 movie starring Jacob Tremblay as August, and Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson as his parents. This is a great option for a movie night with family and friends, and can spark important conversations with kids about other kids in their schools.
If you know of other uplifting and inspiring novels centered on medically complex kids, we would love to hear about them! You can leave a comment on our Facebook and LinkedIn. We’ll see you next week,
I’m Joan, and I know home care from the inside out.
I’ve navigated my daughter through 24/7 home care nursing and managed her PCA’s. I’ve helped my parents move into (and out of) assisted living, Medicare episodes, skilled nurse visits, home health aids, and PCAs. Sandwiched in all of that, I’ve helped coordinate home care equipment and supplies, physical therapists, occupational therapists, county workers, and medications (oh, the medications). I know emergency departments, children’s hospitals, cancer wards, cardiac floors, and specialty units. I can recite health insurance policies (and call their bluff).
I know a lot of other things in life too, like Shakespeare, where to sit to see a great sunset over a lake, how to keep myself healthy, how to read a profit/loss statement and state statutes, when to use a comma, and that gratitude is one of the keys to success.
So I’m going to have this blog and write about home care from time to time. I’ll include topics like current legislation, professional boundaries in a tricky environment, and being a caregiver. I’ll also post some guest blogs from clients and nurses.
Join me in the conversation.