Keeping Katherine: A Mother’s Journey To Acceptance

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Susan Zimmermann tells the story of her life with her daughter Katherine, who has Rett Syndrome, a neurological disorder. Writing with honesty and candor, Zimmermann chronicles her personal journey to accept the changed dynamic of her family; the strain of caring for a special needs child and the pressure it placed on her marriage, career, and relationship with her parents; the dilemma of whether Kat would be better cared for in a group home; and most important, the altered reality of her daughter’s future. A story of personal transformation that reminds us that it isn’t what happens to us that shapes our humanity, but how we react.

© 2004 Zimmermann, Susan
Audience: Parent