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Bella's Gift : How One Little Girl Transformed Our Family and Inspired a Nation

Bella's Gift : How One Little Girl Transformed Our Family and Inspired a Nation
Artist/Author/Cast: 
Santorum, Rick; Santorum, Karen; Santorum, Elizabeth (As told to)
ISBN: 
9780718021955

Rick and Karen Santorum share the inspiring story of life with their special-needs youngest child.On May3, 2008, the Santorum family welcomed their eighth child into the world. Isabella Maria was born with a rare genetic condition called Trisomy8, or Edward's Syndrome. Only0 percent of children with Trisomy8 are born alive, and 90 percent of those children do not make it to their first birthday. Faced with these bleak statistics, doctors told the family to prepare for Bella's death. Instead, they chose to celebrate her life.Over the next six miraculous years, the Santorum family adjusted to life with a special needs girl-and watched her transform the lives of everyone around her. In many days of sickness and joy, she became an inspiration to her community and, ultimately, to the nation. Bella's Gift details the peaks and valleys, the joys and sufferings, and the incredible value of life with a special needs child. In a world that often measures worth according to usefulness, Bella's story is a reminder that our real value lies in our capacity to love.

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Empire : Book 2, the Chronicles of the Invaders

Empire : Book 2, the Chronicles of the Invaders
Artist/Author/Cast: 
Connolly, John; Ridyard, Jennifer
ISBN: 
9781476757155

Empire continues the journey of Syl and Paul as they fight to regain planet Earth from a ruthless alien species, in this next installment of a stunning new science fiction trilogy that "should not to be missed" ( The Guardian ). She is the trophy of a civilization at war with itself. He is its rebel captive. Separated by millions of light years, they will fight to be united... Earth has been conquered and occupied. The war is lost. The Resistance still fights the invaders, but they are nothing more than an annoyance to the Illyri, an alien race of superior technology and military strength. When caught, the young rebels are conscripted. Part soldiers, part hostages, they join the Brigades, sent to fight at the edges of the growing Illyri Empire. Paul Kerr is one such soldier-torn from his home and his beloved Syl Hellais. She is the first alien child born on Earth, a creature of two worlds-and a being possessed of powers beyond imagining. Now both must endure the terrible exile that Syl's race has deemed just punishment for their love. But the conquest of Earth is not all it seems. There is another species involved, known only as the Others, and the Illyri will kill to keep their existence secret. Light years from Earth and millions of miles apart, Paul and Syl must find a way to reveal the horrifying truth behind the Empire, and save all that they hold dear from the hunger of the Others. Even at the cost of their own lives...

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