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Waking Mathilda: A Memoir of Childhood Narcolepsy Paperback – March 10, 2017
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A mom's story to prove to doctors and the medical system that there was something seriously wrong with her child and how she didn't give up. She had a severe case of narcolepsy, but it is a disorder that is pretty poorly understood in general, but had never been diagnosed in a child that young. Her narcolepsy was caused by getting the H1N1 vaccine. Many children in Europe were given this particular vaccine and their normal lives were stolen from them.
Such a powerful story. I loved it. For all the books out there to read, an involving narrative that's beautifully written is hard to come by. This book hits all the marks with breathtaking ease. It's fascinating too, considering this author apparently has no prior books to her name. While some stories are just so big they have to be told, and they end up making authors out of ordinary people. Occasionally the storyteller finds a natural gift for serious writing. You see that with this book, with the elegance of its prose, the grace of its voice. By the end you're left moved by the account and longing for more. I hope to see more from Lady Crisp down the road.
This book is sure to inspire hope in any others facing narcolepsy. Conversely, it may prompt fear in most other readers who will understandably wish that this an account is from the realm of dark fantasy. This story is real, however, and if the reader is willing, it will awaken a deeper knowledge of just how strong hope can be when fueled by parental love.