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A Mothers Love: Overcoming a Disability and Believing in Yourself

A Mothers Love: Overcoming a Disability and Believing in Yourself
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Born disabled with a severely deformed right leg in the impoverished African nation of Ghana, Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah began life as an outcast, shunned by most of society and abandoned by his own father. Against all odds, Emmanuel not only changed societys perception of himself, but of all disabled ...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781616600112
  • ISBN-10: 161660011X
  • Publisher: Reflections Publishing
  • Brand: Brand: Reflections Publishing
  • Media: Hardcover
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Born disabled with a severely deformed right leg in the impoverished African nation of Ghana, Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah began life as an outcast, shunned by most of society and abandoned by his own father. Against all odds, Emmanuel not only changed societys perception of himself, but of all disabled children and adults in his country and throughout the world due in part to the driving force in his life-his mothers love. Known to Emmanuel as Mama Comfort, Emmanuels mother gave him the love and tools he needed to believe in himself, as well as the fortitude to create social and political change for disabled citizens throughout Ghana. Refusing to be labeled or limited by his disability, Emmanuel completed a 400-mile bike ride across Ghana to raise awareness of the plight of disabled individuals in his home country. Emmanuels efforts did not go unnoticed, and he was later awarded the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage by Oprah Winfrey at ESPNs 2005 ESPY Awards. This led President Kufour of Ghana to bring the Disability Bill to the floor of Ghanas Parliament. Six months later, the bill passed-guaranteeing equal rights for disabled persons in Ghana in education, public access, and employment, and changing lives in that country and attitudes around the world. A Mothers Love is a heartwarming story of unwavering love and support of a mother and the unlocked potential found in her son, despite his perceived limitations. A Mothers Love will serve as a reminder to adults and children alike that obstacles in the path of life are not an excuse to judge nor a reason to surrender, but merely a challenge to overcome. A Mothers Love is part of Reflections Publishings Kids Helping Kids Through Books series and is written by child author, Anthony Mazza, in collaboration with Emmanuel.

Item Details
  • ISBN-13 : 9781616600112
  • ISBN-10 : 161660011X
  • Media : Hardcover
  • Pages : 26
  • Status : 249 on hand
Other Details
  • Pages : 26
  • Release Date : 2012-06-23
  • Categories : Special Needs
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