John T. Ryan
Your child is a member of the mongoloid family."
"That is a type of retardation isn't it?"
These words were spoken to my wife and me by a doctor on the morning after birth of our first child James Tiberius on September 26,1969.
This book is a series of anecdotes about a father and his Down syndrome son. Ut traces the relationships that Tiberius establishes with the members of his family and the people he encounters at school, work and in the community.
It is a story of challenges, love accomplishments and laughter.
I loved this book start to finish. John Ryan was a teacher at my high school back in the 70's. Montcalm to be exact. I purchased this book because of that connection. I was surprised and delighted with it. It was like sitting and enjoying a coffee with John as I listened to him talk about his life. A very easy, personal sharing. Thank you John for sharing your life. I have no doubt this will help others on their life journey.
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