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Alexandra Deford, a precious and precocious girl, was just eight years old when she died in 1980 following a battle against the debilitating effects of cystic fibrosis, the number-one genetic killer of children. Her poignant and uplifting story touched the hearts of millions when it was first published and then made into a memorable television movie. A new introduction contains information on the latest cystic fibrosis research, and a touching postcript reveals how the Deford family came to terms with the loss of Alex.

Whenever he speaks, sportswriter Frank Deford knows people will bring articles for him to sign. But what makes him happiest is when someone attends a sports-oriented lecture and brings a copy of Alex: The Life of a Child for him to sign. Invariably, and happily, there's usually someone at each appearance who either brings that book or wants to talk about their connection to cystic fibrosis. Deford says, "It's tremendously gratifying to me. Rarely does a week go by that I don't get a letter about that book. People leave things at her grave. They really do. I have people tell me that she changed their lives. It's terribly dramatic, but they literally say that. I heard from a woman who became a pediatric nurse after reading the book. Hearing from people like that means more to me than anything."

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"Enlightening. Uplifting. You come away richer for the reading." Los Angeles Times

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ollowing a battle against cystic fibrosis, the #1 genetic killer of children. Her poignant and uplifting story touched the hearts of millions when it was first published and then made into a memorable TV movie. In a new Introduction, her father summarizes some of the developments made in combating the disease and tells how the family has come to terms with her loss. Illustrations.

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shanpoo.ss, November 9, 2013 (view all comments by shanpoo.ss)
Hi, my cousin chloe, died in 2006 at the age of just 5 from cystic fibrosis.
Every page I read through, brought a tear too my eye!
In 2012 in secondry school,
I did a presentation about cf in my class's. It was a shock to find out that NOONE new what cystic fibrosis was!
Althought one or two people was crying on how sad and yound she was before and after she died!
I got asked questions like:
' What is cystic fibrosis?'
' Is cf a death threatening illness'
I expected atleast the teachers too know what cf is but obviously they didn't
However, every day of chloe life she was In a lot of pain, in and out of the childrens hospital, but she was brave enough to keep a smile on her face!
I just wish I could give her a bunch of hugs, kisses and say good bye too her I didn't really know a lot then because I was five aswell :'( ♥ miss her so much she wasn't a cousin too me she was more like a sister!
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shanpoo.ss, November 9, 2013 (view all comments by shanpoo.ss)
Reminded me all about my cousin who died in 2006 at the age of five! I wish I had atleast time too see her for as long as he saw hers♥
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781558535527
Author:
Deford, Frank
Publisher:
Thomas Nelson
Location:
Nashville, Tenn. :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Health Care Delivery
Subject:
Specific Groups
Subject:
Children
Subject:
Death, Grief, Bereavement
Subject:
Medical
Subject:
Terminally ill children
Subject:
Cystic fibrosis in children
Subject:
Terminally ill children -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Specific Groups - General
Subject:
Medical - General
Subject:
Deford, Alexandra - Health
Subject:
Cystic fibrosis in children - Patients -
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Biography/Medical
Series Volume:
104-788
Publication Date:
19970831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.10x6.22x.61 in. .80 lbs.

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"Review" by , "Enlightening. Uplifting. You come away richer for the reading."
"Synopsis" by , ollowing a battle against cystic fibrosis, the #1 genetic killer of children. Her poignant and uplifting story touched the hearts of millions when it was first published and then made into a memorable TV movie. In a new Introduction, her father summarizes some of the developments made in combating the disease and tells how the family has come to terms with her loss. Illustrations.
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