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STEPHEN GALLUP - What About the Boy? A Father’s Pledge to Hi

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WHAT ABOUT THE BOY? A Father’s Pledge to His Disabled Son (Sept 2011) is the memoir of a father’s journey as he paved the uncharted path of providing help for his challenged son. The medical professionals advised the parents to give up hope and seek counseling. Alternative therapists offered radical treatments. All Judy and Steve knew was that their son was in agony and that they were willing to do and try anything that might bring him peace—and perhaps also enable him to walk, talk, and interact with some normalcy.Steve Gallup has written a true account of a campaign to rescue a profoundly disabled young child, mounted by first-time parents when the medical profession offered no useful support. It is also a story of unconditional love and ultimate sacrifice.The story of little Joseph and his parents will resonate with any family that has faced a challenge that has no clear answers, and will remind everyone else of what it means to appreciate the little things every day.1985 and medical understanding of developmental disability, or even willingness to consider treatment for it, was virtually nonexistent. Steve and Judy Gallup were on their own. kidsbright@gmail.com