David Ted Eyre
You Always Call Me Princess is an inspirational account of a modern-day miracle. It is a testament to the value of accepting those with disabilities and discovering their inner beauty.
This is the remarkable journey of Shellie Eyre, who, born with down syndrome, grew to adulthood and became an inspiration to all those around her.
Mommywest on Goodreads wrote:
Every person, every where needs to read this book. It is a heart wrenching account of a man, a family, a school, and of a community whom have all been lucky enough to have their lives touched by an extrodianry girl Shellie, who was born with Downe Syndrome. Though she went through many trials and hardships starting from birth, she always had an optimistic outlook on life.
This book had me smiling and crying at the same time. It is written by Shellie's dad and was full of emotion only a father could protrait.
I knew Shellie from Jr High and High school and remember her smile. The things I learned by being given the chance to share a school with her will last a life time.
I remember reading the story of Shellie Eyre and her election as homecoming queen of Murray High School in 1997 back when it happened, and I've always been touched by that story. Just today I read in the Deseret News that that experience has been made into a public service announcement promoting the value of looking for true beauty. I also discovered that Shellie's dad, Ted, has written this book about his daughter. I am looking forward to reading it!