SPECIAL NEEDS

 An inspiring story of faith, hope and the power of prayer. The book takes us on an emotional roller coaster ride of a family's journey with spina bifida. This moving story has a strong pro-life, pro-love message, and is made even more compelling by the author s descriptions of little miracles along the way.

 Like many women of her generation, Heather Lanier did everything by the book when she was expecting her first child. She ate organic foods, recited affirmations, and drew up a birth plan for an unmedicated labor in the hopes that she could create a SuperBaby, an ultra-healthy human destined for a high-achieving future.  But her daughter Fiona challenged all of Lanier's preconceptions. Born with an ultra-rare syndrome known as Wolf-Hirschhorn, Fiona received a daunting prognosis: she would experience significant developmental delays and might not reach her second birthday. 

 Eli's Reach is the sequel to the inspiring heartwarming book, Waiting for Eli, which tells the story of a Lafayette, La., couple  and their child (Eli) who was born with a birth defect called spina bifida. Eli's Reach is the story of how this child's life has touched the hearts and influenced the thinking of many. 

 Patrick Zimmermann died of Niemann-Pick Type C, an extremely rare and incurable disease that affects the brain, the spleen, and the liver. His unshakeable faith and hope in heaven while facing his own death inspired the writing of this book. Home Runs for Heaven: A Story of God's Faithfulness Told in Two Voices combines two experiences of the same story to help those who are grieving the loss of a family member. This book describes the lessons learned by author Cindy Kay Zimmermann and her husband Steve Zimmermann from their sixteen-year-old son as he died from Niemann-Pick Type C.