☑ Free leveled reading ✊ Alex: The Life of a Child (English Edition) eBook: Frank Deford: Amazon.fr: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l. ☾ By Frank Deford ♢ A fathers moving memoir of cystic fibrosis captures a brave childs legacy as well as the continuing fight against the genetic disease TheNew York Times In 1971 a girl named Alex was born with cystic fibrosis, a degenerative genetic lung disease Although health care innovations have improved the life span of CF patients tremendously over the last four decades, the illness remains fatal Given only two years to live by her doctors, the imaginative, excitable, and curious little girl battled through painful and frustrating physical therapy sessions twice daily, as well as regular hospitalizations, bringing joy to the lives of everyone she touched Despite her setbacks, brave Alex was determined to live life like a typical girlgoing to school, playing with her friends, traveling with her family Ultimately, however, she succumbed to the disease in 1980 at the age of eight Award winning author Frank Deford, celebrated primarily as a sportswriter, was also a budding novelist and biographer at the time of his daughters birth Deford kept a journal of Alexs courageous stand against the disease, documenting his familys struggle to cope with and celebrate the daily fight she faced This book is the result of that journal.Alex relives the events of those eight years moments as heartwarming as when Alex recorded herself saying I love you so her brother could listen to her whenever he wanted, and as heartrending as the young girls tragic, dawning realization of her own very tenuous mortality, and her parents difficulty in trying to explain why Though Alex is a sad story, it is also one of hope her greatest wish was that someday a cure would be found Deford has written a phenomenal memoir about an extraordinary little girl. Frank Deford Wikipedia Benjamin Franklin III December , May was an American sportswriter and novelist From until his death in he a regular sports commentator on NPR s Morning Edition radio program NPR Frank bids farewell to the Ringling Brothers Circus has some further thoughts taking final bow April We ve passed vernal equinox baseball SI Read articles from SI Deford, Literary Storyteller of Sport, Dies at who mined world for human stories told them with literary grace over six decades Sports Illustrated, shelf books many years television Similar authors follow The author than fifteen books, b is one nation most prominent sportswriters In nonfiction chronicled everything roller derby Miss America pageant, while novels have used sport as background historical fiction explorations what athletic competition can mean IMDb born Balti, Maryland, USA He writer actor, known Everybody All Trading Hearts Alex Life Child Longtime Illustrated dies Longtime spent NPR, died Sunday age according published reports wrote about panache insight often considered finest generation detailed psychological profiles athletes coaches, also won acclaim novels, Over Time My As Sportswriter Over FREE shipping qualifying offers unconventional wide ranging remarkable career Key West, Fla old His wife, Carol that recently treated pneumonia started Alex: The Life of a Child (English Edition) eBook: Frank Deford: Amazon.fr: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Alex: The Life of a Child (English Edition) eBook: Frank Deford: Amazon.fr: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Format Kindle
- 240 pages
- Frank Deford
- 09 August 2017 Frank Deford