- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Baby Hearts Press; 1st edition (June 15, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0965250830
- ISBN-13: 978-0965250832
- Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.6 x 6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,810,154 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Heart of a Father: Essays by Men Affected by Congenital Heart Defects Paperback – June 15, 2009
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"My Brother Needs an Operation" was created when Anna was unable to find an appropriate resource to help her son, Joey, through his brother's second open-heart surgery when he was only three years old. The book can help siblings regardless of the reason their brother or sister is in the hospital. The book addresses the needs of the child who is left behind.
Anna Marie Jaworski also edited two anthologies of stories by men and women affected by congenital heart defects. "The Heart of a Mother" and "The Heart of a Father" helps women and men understand how to survive the complexities involved with finding out they (or their child or grandchild) have a heart defect. The books also deal with the day-to-day skills needed to raise a child with congenital heart defect but most importantly, the books provide hope and encouragement for anyone who lives with or loves someone with a congenital heart defect.
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Inside this book we will learn about CHD (congenital heart defects) and the devastating effects this enemy has on the children, and those who love them. The information acquired by this alone is worth reading this work, however, it goes deeper than that. This book goes literally into the heart of the matter, into the hearts of fathers and grandfathers of children who battle this enemy everyday of their lives. Think about it, even when your child gets a simple cold, or the flu, your world is stopped until it passes, but what happens when you don't know when or if the sickness attacking your child will ever stop? Thus is the case with CHD, a problem that is an ongoing battle.
The words in this book are heart words from fathers and grandfathers across the globe who are now, or have been in the clutches of this battle with the child they love. In their stories you will experience their joys at victories, their fear of failure, and at times their brokenness of defeat. They are bare and honest in their telling, sharing the frustration of standing by as a role of protector of family, and the complete feeling of helplessness they experience as the life of a child is taken away, and the battle is lost.Read more ›