Leigh, My Amazing Son
He carried his disability with
grace and dignity.
By Charlene McIver
Published December, 2018
This moving biography offers an inspiring insight into the life of Leigh, a child born with a severe physical disability, and his courageous mother.
Follow them as they bravely face the many medical procedures, appointments, and treatments required to help Leigh lead a good quality of life.
From breathing equipment and orthotics to customized wheelchairs - discover how the family persevered through hospital shortfalls, medical negligence, and heartbreaking discrimination.
This powerful story will tug at your heartstrings and connect strongly with anyone living with a disability, a parent/caregiver, or simply anyone with a compassionate spirit.
Kerry L. Australia
"A beautifully written story of a mother's love for her son and the many difficulties as well as treasured memories Charlene faced with a son with a disability. The hoops one must climb through for support both financially and medically are eye-opening. A wonderful read which had me crying as well as laughing at times..."
"The beautiful personality of Leigh and his loving family flows from the pages. Readers will be changed by their reading of this: someone will become more compassionate in their attitude towards disability, someone will carefully question a medical practitioner, someone will call out discrimination, someone will seek help..."
Christine Blackburn - Physiotherapist
"It has always been a concern to me personally that our health system fails to recognise the journey that many of our patients travel and sometimes how demanding that journey is on their families.
That we particularly fail those with a disability who have to engage with the health system continually throughout their lives.
The NDIS is seen as the panacea for those with a disability but until the health system commits to providing a level of care that their health condition demands, then all the money thrown at the NDIS will not bring them the quality of life they deserve."