There's never been a truer quote said "you've always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself" (Glenda, the good witch). That's exactly what I did!! I believe we all have the power inside of us, you just have to find it!!
The last few months has been crazy and I never thought I'd be doing the things I'm doing. There's a nice thing my Gran always said to me and I think it's something everyone should do "aim for the moon because if you miss you'll land among the stars"
So I'm an author!! I can't believe it! I struggled to write a shopping list! This book meant so much to me and I was so passionate about it, it felt easier to write. At times I didn't know how I got it completed as I was going through a really low,rough time personally. I think the thought of letting the kids down kept me going. I'm so glad I managed to get it done as already kids are benefiting from it and all feedback has been great.
I'm so proud that around 50 books have been sold, we have around 200 likes on our Facebook page and we are on Kindle and Amazon!!! This is just since June!!
I feel like if you are positive and put your mind to something you can do anything. I'm the perfect example of this!
Whatever you want to do, go do it now!!!
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Spica Warrior by Karen Kerr and Chiari Support
Love Karen x x x
There she goes spinning like a Catherine wheel! I have to hold onto my tea just so I don't wear it!! Who would have thought this time 5 years ago Lauren would have been going in for her first surgery of five and spend the next 18 months in a cast! It was a really tough time for the whole family as we had never heard of DDH and there was no local support.
Over the next next 18 months Lauren had a closed reduction, open reduction 2 femoral osteotomies and 2 pelvic osteotomies and countless cast changes. The worst worst part was handing my baby over to the anaesthetic nurse and not knowing if I was going to get my Daughter back!
It was also difficult as part if the way through Lauren's treatment I had to start my brain surgeries for a brain condition I was born with.
Everything seemed to happen at once and we definitely felt we were getting tried!!
However Lauren was amazing and she really helped me through it all. She was an inspiration! Not once did she complain and she smiled and laughed everyday. She also walked, ran, jumped and climbed in her cast. I once caught her on a trampoline!!!
Five years on Lauren has perfect hips and does gymnastics, ballet, hip hop and dance! It's so important to stay positive your wee one because you might not see the light right away but it's there!
That's why I decided to write the book "spica Warrior", a book about kids with Hip Dysplasia facing surgery. I know some parents struggle with finding the positives or telling the cool about surgery. This book is a "tool" that helps parents find the right words to talk to their children about the difficult subject. It also makes the journey seem less daunting and less scary for kids too. I wanted to use our experience to make other people's experiences easier and less daunting!
So far the book has proved positive and people like it which is great! I'm so glad that it's starting to help families as that's exactly what I wanted to achieve. I want to continue to share and make more and more families aware of the book to help as many people as possible.
You can purchase Spica Warrior on https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/524511446/spica-warrior?ref=listings_manager_grid
Lots of love
Karen x x x