The Heart Needs No Words-The Adoption Story Of A Teen With Cancer
Starting at the age of 11, Ivan bounced between residential treatment centers, psychiatric facilities, and group homes in Alaska and Montana. A childhood of abuse, neglect, and abandonment had taken its toll on him. Just before his 15th birthday, when life seemed it could not get any worse, Ivan was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a form of bone cancer. Alone in the world and now facing the fight ...
Paperback: 212 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 1, 2013)
Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.5 x 8 inches
Amazon Rank: 1905659
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“I was one of Cindy's kids - the one with the behavioral issues (which I eventually outgrew). I left when I was 15 but to me, she's the only mom I've ever known, even if I never made it easy for her. I never met Ivan personally but felt like I got t...”
f his life he was moved to yet another state for cancer treatment. With the help of his caseworker he was reunited with his older brother, whom he had not seen in many years. After finishing a year of cancer treatment, Ivan was again separated from his brother and sent to a new foster home. Emotionally shut down and nearly nonverbal, Ivan entered this new home. Despite the hopelessness of his life, a young man emerged who was not the broken, disturbed child he was portrayed by the records to be. A teen with a zest for life and love to share was waiting for a chance to belong.
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