Miracles Happen: One Mother, One Daughter, One Journey

Brooke Ellison, Author, Jean Ellison, Joint Author
Brooke Ellison, Author, Jean Ellison, Joint Author Hyperion Books $30.95 (261p) ISBN 978-0-7868-6770-7
Reviewed on: 01/07/2002
Release date: 01/01/2002
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In a similar vein is Brooke and Jean Ellison's Miracles Happen: One Mother, One Daughter, One Journey. When she was 11 years old, Brooke was hit by a car and was paralyzed from the neck down. Her mother, Jean, nurtured her with optimism and confidence, and 10 years later Brooke graduated from Harvard University, becoming the first quadriplegic to do so. This two-person account (in which the authors trade off chapters) covers a lot of ground: living with a disability, the importance of mother-daughter relationships and celebrating everyday wonders. The book's publication coincides with the broadcast of the ABC-TV movie about the Ellisons directed by Christopher Reeve. ( Jan.)
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