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Mom's Story, A Child Learns About MS

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Readers of all ages will find comfort in this compelling story of a family forced to confront a chronic disease.They will gain an understanding of Multiple Sclerosis, who gets it, and how the disease is diagnosed. Parents will find the resource list very helpful.
Paperback, 2nd, 80 pages
Published March 24th 2013 by Saguaro Books, LLC (first published November 30th 2009)
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MaRia
Apr 30, 2010 MaRia rated it it was amazing
Very touchy and hardwarming story of a family going through a hard period in life when Mom is diagnosed with MS.

I really liked that it is written from a childs viewpoint.

Easy-read.

I also liked that it has additional information which is extremely useful for people with the same diagnose? like DVDs, telephones, books...
Karen
Jan 20, 2010 Karen rated it it was amazing
Mom’s Story is a quick and easy read. It is a story about a nine-year-old child who learns that her mother has Multiple Sclerosis (MS). The book delves into the processes involved from the first symptoms to a diagnosis, all while depicting the main character’s emotions and reactions as well as those of her siblings. The family goes from the initial fear that is common when a loved one is diagnosed with MS, to learning about the illness. Knowledge about MS helps a great deal to alleviate those ...more
Deb
Dec 08, 2009 Deb rated it it was amazing
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Eight-year-old Amy is practicing the piano when she hears a loud thump. Running into the kitchen she finds her mother sitting on the floor.

Why did Amy’s mom fall? Amy starts to worry because Mom never falls. Then, Mom starts dropping things. One day, Mom almost goes blind in one eye. Dad takes her to the emergency room where some tests are run. Mom is also given an appointment at the Specialty Clinic. Thus, starts Amy and her family’s journey to learn about Multiple Sclerosis.

Amy’s big sister go
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Ivana
Jan 10, 2011 Ivana rated it really liked it
Moms' Story: A Child Learns About MS is a book for children who encounter multiple sclerosis in the family. Eight-year-old Amy tells her story about the day her mother noticed something was wrong and the day she was diagnosed with MS. Amy, as the youngest family member, doesn't quite understand what it means to have MS and together with the rest of the family, she learns more about the disease and how to make thinks easier for mommy.

The book is told by a child to children. Written in the voice o
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Esther
This is an excellent little book telling the story of a mother's diagnosis with MS through the eyes of a small child.
The narrative is clear and straightforward explaining what happens and how the various members of the family react, without any deviation into the analysis of emotions or reactions.
It is simple enough to be read to a small child but also is a good introduction for any age encouraging a calm, informed approach to sooth fear and panic.

The second half of the book is devoted to a glos
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Sharon
Feb 16, 2010 Sharon rated it it was amazing
I learned that you do not die from MS. You just live with it and don't let it get the best of you. Also it is best to be honest with children from the start. They learn to understand it while you are learning to live with it, you all grow together with MS.
I liked this story
Lizzie
Aug 04, 2013 Lizzie rated it it was amazing
A family deals with the news that the mother has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Amy, the 8-year-old daughter, narrates the story, and we see her fear, concern, embarrassment and eventual acceptance of her mother's diagnosis. Her brother, Tony, has the strongest reaction, reluctant to be part of any conversation about his mother's health and absolutely firm that no one outside the family should know. Tony reveals the fears that many children must feel, and makes it easier to discuss ...more
Allyn Stotz
May 18, 2011 Allyn Stotz rated it really liked it
This is a very well written and sensitive story about a young girl who discovers there is something very wrong with her mother. As it would any child, it scares her to death until she gets useful tools that give herself and the rest of the family information they all need to understand her mothers MS.

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Mary J. Nickum is a retired librarian, who is now an editor and freelance writer. Her primary focus is on science for the public. She has chosen to extend her science for the public outreach to children.

Mary earned a B.A. degree in English education at Northland College, Ashland, Wisconsin, a Masters in Librarianship at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington and a Masters in Interdiscip
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