Kimberly Wyse is a blogger, speaker, and Down syndrome advocate who tells the story of the traumatic birth of her much-anticipated third child, who was diagnosed at birth with Trisomy 21/Down syndrome and had major medical complications that almost took his life several times. Through the gift of extreme medical intervention and God’s miraculous answers to prayer, this precious boy has exceeded everyone’s expectations and is a joy to his family today. Kimberly brings her background as a women’s minister, who has a Master of Arts in Practical Theology, into the story. She openly shares the ways in which her faith was tested during the most difficult days of crisis, and how she hung on to her belief in the power of God through it all. As she struggles to save the life of her newborn baby, learning to feed him through a feeding tube and managing supplemental oxygen and chronic respiratory distress - while trying to take care of the rest of her family – she also struggles to understand how God could allow something like this to happen to her. She has devoted her life to serving God, and yet it appears that she must now devote her life to serving the needs of a critically ill and disabled child. The author delves deep into the belief that God protects those who love Him from trouble, sharing with raw honesty and unfiltered confession, what she has learned as she’s come to realize that God actually promises to be with those who love Him in trouble and to give them His strength to do things that they could never do on their own. Kimberly shares her story with the candor of a dear friend, the clarity and humor of a gifted story teller, and the faith of a woman who has learned to put all her trust in the Lord. Whether you have a child with special needs or need encouragement through the hard things in your life, this story will keep you turning pages and wanting more.
Looking Up When Life Looks Down
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10% of the proceeds from the sale of this book will go to support The Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network (DSDN), which has been instrumental in helping the Wyse family adjust to life with Redmond, and has provided fantastic support and information to help him thrive.
10% of the proceeds from the sale of this book will also go to support our local church as we seek to make an impact in our community and the world.