“Twelve-year-old Owen Turney died on October 24th, 2010, of unknown causes. No Ordinary Boy is Jennifer Johannesen’s extraordinary story of her profoundly disabled son, his family, his caregivers and his doctors. It is a sharply evocative, sometimes humorous, never sentimental chronicle-not only of perpetual crisis management, crushing disappointments and dashed hopes, but also one of love, spiritual growth, self-understanding, acceptance and maturity.”
COMING SOON: NO ORDINARY BOY AUDIOBOOK
Fall 2016 I will be recording No Ordinary Boy as a podcast. It will come out chapter by chapter starting January 2017. You will also be able to access the audio files on this page as well as on the Facebook page.
This book is recommended reading for parents, families and friends of people with disabilities of any age, and caregivers and advocates of other vulnerable populations.
No Ordinary Boy is also recommended for medical clinicians, teachers and students; healthcare workers and administrators; teachers and therapists of children and adults with disabilities; and professional advocates and caseworkers.
Finally, this book will be a welcome read for anyone interested in ethical issues in healthcare, and those who are interested in a compelling, true story.
Canadian orders only:
- Indigo Mount Sinai
“No Ordinary Boy is a must read for all health professionals. It reminds us why we do what we do—and inspires us to do better.”
Dr. Golda Milo-Manson, MD, FRCPC
Vice-President Medicine and Academic Affairs,Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto