In honor of Autism awareness - let's read "The Horse Boy - A Memoir of Healing" by Rupert Isaacson.
What would you do to heal your child/someone you love? Would you endure arduous travel in rough terrain to a far corner of the world, risk bankruptcy, drink & eat things you found absolutely repulsive, endure beatings? This true story gives us an up-close look at autism and what parents of autistic kids go through, but is also an inspiring story of what a family will and can do!
When his son Rowan was diagnosed with autism, Rupert Isaacson was devastated, afraid he might never be able to communicate with his child. But when Isaacson, a lifelong horseman, rode their neighbor's horse with Rowan, Rowan improved immeasurably.
THE HORSE BOY is the dramatic and heartwarming story of that impossible adventure. In Mongolia, the family found undreamed of landscapes and people, unbearable setbacks, and advances beyond their wildest dreams. This is a deeply moving, truly one-of-a-kind story--of a family willing to go to the ends of the earth to help their son, and of a boy learning to connect with the world for the first time.