The Syrup Maze is the inspirational story of my son's recovery after an automobile accident and traumatic brain injury in February 2012. It is a story of hope and it is a story of strength. It is also my way of saying "thank you" to all the amazing angels in my son's life (in our family's lives) that made his recovery possible, from first responders, to the ER staff, ICU nurses, surgeons, therapists, and so many more!
This is not a story of "horrible things that can happen," but of the light that can shine through.
The Syrup Maze is available on Amazon:
paperback and kindle versions.
(Included is the struggles we faced with gluten free in the hospital and in rehab - and the fact that I was able to make a difference in the way one facility handles special diets. One small drop in the bucket -
but we can each make a difference.)
Kindle Versions Currently Only
Click HERE for samples of personal stories with before and after (gluten free) pictures.
Let's Educate School Nurses!!
If they understand celiac - Just imagine how many more families could be pointed in the right direction - how many kids could be (would be) impacted.
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Voted #1 Gluten Free Children's Book
as listed in the
2014 Gluten Free Buyer's Guide
Adam's Gluten Free Surprise is about the acceptance that is required by the child with a special diet and of the understanding required by those who are important parts of his or her life. We live in a world where the word "diet" is synonymous with "cheat a little". It's difficult for many to understand that this is a diet that requires 100% adherence. And with this comes an emotional need to be understood, for whoever the person requiring this strict diet may be, whether one or one hundred years of age.
Follow Adam through the first six months of a new school year after discovering he has celiac and has to be gluten free.
Adam offers children with food allergies and intolerances a positive role model as he faces classroom celebrations with a smile and a "That's o.k.!". But of course its not o.k. to be left out. Kids shouldn't be expected to have to sit and look on while everyone else is enjoying a special treat. A little understanding can prevent this situation that many adults find emotionally difficult. This book isn't just for kids. Adam is a great resource for teachers, family, babysitters and friends.
Find out how Adam's classmates learn about his diet and then decide to surprise him by making their Valentine's Day party completely gluten free.
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