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A Special Kind of Hero: Chris Burkes Own Story
A Special Kind of Hero: Chris Burkes Own Story by Jo Beth McDaniel 0595192653 9780595192656
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A Special Kind of Hero: Chris Burkes Own Story by Jo Beth McDaniel

Chris Burke became one of Americas favorite personalities when he starred as Corky on the hit ABC television series Life Goes On. Not since Helen Keller has one person so thoroughly changed the way the world views people with disabilities. Twenty-five years earlier, when Chris was born with Down syndrome, doctors advised his parents to put him in an institution. Instead, they showered him with love, and encouraged him to reach for his dreams. This is Chris story, and the story of his familys love and determination. Here he tells what its really like to grow up with Down syndrome&how he pursued his seemingly impossible show business goals...and how he has dedicated his life to helping people with special needs, especially those with what he calls Up syndrome. Journalist JoBeth McDaniel first wrote about Chris in a Life magazine cover story. For this book, she spent many months with Chris and his family, and interviewed dozens of his coworkers and friends. Profoundly inspirational, A Special Kind of Hero is a triumphant story of courage and hope that proves Chris motto: Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off your goal. A poignant, joyful and inspirational story. Literary Guild Excellent&fascinating&a realistic portrait of an intriguing individual. Down Syndrome News

Author: Jo Beth McDaniel

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 284

Publisher: iUniverse

Publication Date: 2001-08-15

Our Price: $4.80

ISBN: 0595192653

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