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Paper Cranes

3.71  ·  Rating Details ·  41 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
At the age of twelve Cheryl Koenig's son Jonathan was involved in a horrific car accident. When he did miraculously pull through, doctors predicted that he would most likely never walk, talk or even eat again. PAPER CRANES tells the story of Jonathan's extraordinary courage and the Koenig family's unceasing drive to help him defy the ominous predictions. This inspirational ...more
ebook, 265 pages
Published January 13th 2011 by Hourglass (first published 2008)
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Jun 21, 2011 Rebecca rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: couldn-t-finish
I thought I would like this book. I'm interested in brain injuries and neurological diseases. I thought a story about a boy overcoming his brain injury and going on to live a normal life would be a great story. I couldn't stand the writing style though. It starts out with the major event happening. It's before we know the characters or feel a connection to them. So it's like watching the whole scene fold out in a disconnected state. I couldn't connect emotionally. I stopped reading in chapter 2. ...more
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Nov 15, 2013 Ria Kurniasih rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
hmm, perjuangan seorang ibu, sebuah keluarga yang tak pantang menyerah mewujudkan apa yang telah diyakini nya walau banyak orang yang meremehkan dan tidak percaya anaknya akan sembuh,jonathan,seorang anak yang cerdas dan begitu disayangi keluarga, teman-teman dan orang sekitarnya,hidup normal dengan segala prestasinya,pribadi yang baik dan ramah, seketika pada usia 12 tahun entah apa yang sebenarnya terjadi, tiba-tiba hidupnya berubah tragis, dia tertabrak mobil sehingga mengalami cedera otak ya ...more
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Jul 01, 2014 Anne (sweetie) rated it liked it
Ms Koenig's experiences involving her son Johnathan made me understand what my mother went through when I was in Johnathan's shoes. My injuries were a little different [his right side was damaged and mine was the left] but I can identify with what he went through in recovery. My 'story' wasn't made into a book or recognized by famous people but my mother did as much for me as Ms Koenig did for her son and I will never be able to repay her for that.
Kaye Arnel
Certainly a heart touching story. The mother is drawing so much strength within - too make her son fight is way out of the coma, back into a world, that will be a slow recovery. So far easy reading.
Victoria Ogden
Sep 28, 2014 Victoria Ogden rated it really liked it
An amazing read for anyone who has helped a loved one through a TBI. We too were told our loved one would live in a vegetative state needing full time care after a TBI. Like Cheryl, we weren't prepared to accept that either...
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What a touching true story.
I love this book. :-)
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Cheryl Koenig OAM, is a Sydney-based writer and motivational speaker.
With Just One Suitcase is her fourth book – the family’s memoir. Her previous publications are Paper Cranes (2008), The Courage to Care (2007) and
There’s always hope: just alter the dreams (2006).
Cheryl was named 2009 NSW Woman of the Year, and in 2014 received the Medal of the Order of Australia for services to people with di
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