The medicalcommunity said that Simon was "incompatible with life" but the Crosier family refused to accept that diagnosis. "I Am Not a Syndrome - MyName is Simon" is the moving and gripping story of a baby diagnosed withTrisomy 18, a genetic disorder in which a person has a third copy of materialfrom chromosome 18. Produced byindependent book publisher All Star Press, "I Am Not a Syndrome - My Nameis Simon" details the struggle of Sheryl's son Simon from the early stagesof pregnancy to his life here on earth.
During thisdifficult time, Sheryl confronts a sometimes difficult andindifferent medical system to advocate on Simon's behalf. This is a trulyinspirational story with a strong pro-life message.
"I longed totell Simon s story of hope, faith, love and the peace which God grantedme," explained Sheryl. "I write this book to demonstrate thatour children are not a label and are not defects! They have a name andidentity. They are children of God."
Born on September7, 2010, in St. Louis, Missouri, Simon Dominic Crosier was diagnosed withTrisomy 18 and lived for three memorable months. Despite his disabilities, Simon had a huge impact on all who came into contact with him. The book isabout Simon s short and meaningful life, his family and his wonderfulcaregivers. "I Am Not a Syndrome - My Name is Simon" documents thefamily s battle to advocate for their precious son against an oftentimesindifferent and callous medical community.
"Strugglingwith the fragility of Simon s life was one thing. However, struggling with thepopular pragmatic culture that measures human life in terms of dollars ratherthan dignity, is quite another. Yet, all along the way, again and again, Sheryland Scott discovered and were made disciples of 'Life.' This story celebratesboth the pain and the joy of love!" stated Rev. Robert J. Hermann, BishopEmeritus in Residence, St. Louis Archdiocese of St. Louis.
The Crosierfamily had to overcome challenges put in their way by medical professionals andeven extended family members who never valued Simon s fragile existence the waythey did. Author Sheryl Crosier's hope is that this story will help motivatehealth-care professionals and anyone else that reads this account. The lives ofchildren, regardless of their diagnosis, possess inherent dignity and value, and they deserve the best care our advanced country has to offer.
"Numeroustimes I would say to medical professionals," explained Sheryl. That wewant Simon, special needs and all. But then we would hear callus responses suchas 'incompatible with life' and 'failure to thrive' and 'not for Simon.'"
"I Am Not aSyndrome - My Name is Simon" is now available from publisher All StarPress - Books that Change Lives.
A portionof proceeds from every sale of this book will go to SOFT, Support Organizationfor Trisomy 18, 13 and Related Disorders.
"Be preparedfor smiles, laughter and tears. This is a book well written by an amazingtrisomy Mom!"
"SherylCrosier s memoir, I m Not A Syndrome - My Name is Simon, of her journey duringher pregnancy and her infant son Simon s short but important life, is a storyof the heart and spirit. It is also a story of the head that explores thecapabilities and constraints of modern medicine and policy, parental rights andethical decision making."
"This bookis a love story shared by a family who believes that every life has purpose andworth."
Choosing a baby's name is difficult. In fact, choosing the perfect name with a correct meaning for your baby is an activity that every parent knows is full of stress with very often no relief in sight. That's why 'The Coloring Book of Celebrity Baby Names' was created as a stress free way to help mothers and fathers choose that perfect name for their brand new baby. Featuring over 120 baby names from celebrities around the world, every coloring page showcases several different suggestions for you to contemplate and color at your leisure. Helping you to make one of the most important choices of your baby's life in a calm and relaxed frame of mind.
The name we are given by our parents has a big impact on us. Throughout our life, from the playground to the office, other people will make instinctive and subconscious assumptions about who we are just from our name. We'll hear it spoken in anger and joy, it'll be shortened, lengthened and parodied, it will be loved and loathed. Finding a name that you like, that suits your child and that your child will be happy to carry with them for the rest of their life is not easy. The possibilities seem endless. So where do you start? Brilliant Baby Names has all the answers and will help you to take the worry out of getting your baby's name just right.
More than just an alphabetical list of popular names, Brilliant Baby Names is the ultimate guide to naming your baby. Whether you're seeking advice about how to choose a name, looking for inspiration in finding the perfect name or searching for help in handling disagreements or family expectations, this book can help. As you'd expect, the book is packed with 1000s of names to review. Each is listed with details on what they mean and their origin.
The lists are split into boys', girls' and neutral names to make the selection process as simple as possible. You'll re-discover traditional names that have been popular in the past; cool names where virtually anything goes; popular names that everyone's using; unusual names that perhaps you'd rather avoid; celebrity names that are on everyone's lips and famous names that the whole world will know. If you need more help or are looking for a namesake, you'll find extra inspiration in the lists of the 100 greatest names from cinema, literature, entertainment, sport and many more. As well as the name lists though, you'll find everything you need to keep in mind, and avoid, when considering a name for your child.
There's also detailed information on why choosing the right name is so important and how it may affect your child's opportunities in life. There's essential help and advice in handling and resolving any disagreements with your partner and managing family expectations. You'll find out what the law requires: when and how to register your child's name, how your legal name is used and what to do if you wish to change your child's name later.
So, when it comes to naming your baby, Brilliant Baby Names is the only book you'll ever need.
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