For the Love of Aimee
The story of a grandmother's devotion, and the courage and faith it took to help her granddaughter - diagnosed with irreparable brain damage from birth - beat the odds.
Aimee and her twin sister were the first grandchildren born to Julie Matsushima, but the family's joy at the birth quickly turned to panic when Aimee was diagnosed with irreparable brain damage. From those first heartbreaking days of Aimee's life, as Julie sat at her bedside in the neonatal intensive care unit, a special bond formed between them. Even at only a day or two old, Aimee drew Julie in with a responsiveness that seemed to defy her grim diagnosis.
For the Love of Aimee invites you to share in the disappointments, challenges, and amazing achievements Aimee and Julie experience as this grandmother and granddaughter embark on a journey to find a breakthrough for Aimee. As they travel around the world, seeking treatment and meeting many other families with children with disabilities, Aimee's enthusiasm, confidence, sense of humor, and positivity profoundly affected all who witness - in disbelief - her astounding accomplishments.
This incredible book will move and inspire you, particularly if your life has been touched by a child with special needs. Aimee's extraordinary story shows that, without a doubt, supportive and involved parents and grandparents make every difference in the lives of children with disabilities.