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Publisher's Summary

What would you do with an unexpected crisis?
Step into a family that believes wellness and potential are their little son's birthright. Even though he has acute and mysterious developmental problems, even though his doctors advise only patience and acceptance, parents Judy and Steve plan to bring about a full recovery, one way or another.
Would you set out to fix things yourself?
What About the Boy? A Father's Pledge to His Disabled Son chronicles a family's rejection of hopelessness and their pursuit of a normal life.
Winner of Best Memoir in the 2011 San Diego Book Awards competition, What About the Boy? offers perspective to anyone dealing with special challenges as well as friends who seek understanding.
Listen and see how a family's chosen response can turn a crisis into an adventure - and permanently alter relationships, health, and the course of life.
©2011 Stephen Gallup (P)2015 Stephen Gallup
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By Marla on 10-07-15

Not a sad story!!

If you could sum up What about the Boy?: A Father's Pledge to His Disabled Son in three words, what would they be?

About love and hope!

What was one of the most memorable moments of What about the Boy?: A Father's Pledge to His Disabled Son?

This book is not a sad story. I was almost hesitatant to read it but then as I read it I realized that this book is about hope and love.

Which scene was your favorite?

To many to have one favorite. I loved that his wife and he were both working for the good wof the child.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It was hard to put down as I could not wait unit Joseph next milestone.

Any additional comments?

This audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge in exchange for an unbiased review.

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By steemo on 07-16-15

A Love Story

If you could sum up What about the Boy?: A Father's Pledge to His Disabled Son in three words, what would they be?

The story is about a family that seeks answers to their son's disabilities only to find road blocks, uncertainty, and judgment.

Who was your favorite character and why?

For me there was no particular character that was my favorite, but rather I enjoyed listening to the family dynamics and the different roles they fulfilled in trying to provide the best for Joseph.

What does Kevin Arthur Harper bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The narrator does a great job capturing the exasperation of the situation. He does a great job in inviting the listener into the wide range of emotions experienced by the Gallup family.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

This was not a book I would listen to all in one sitting as it took time to process the events of Joseph's life and the Gallup family.

Any additional comments?

This is a beautiful raw story about love. Love is self sacrifice. Love is giving freely. Love is being more concerned with another than yourself. In a world where love has been confused with a tingly feeling in our gut, this story is a beautiful reminder of what true love looks like.

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