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The Girl in the Iron Lung free read ß 6 Gail Thornton µ 6 read & download To a five year old child the world is all defined in absolutes There are no degrees of any feelings no combination of some of this and some of that to make life less scaryNow imagine yourself as a child of five suddenly unable to move your arms or legs unable to breathe on your own taken by your parents to a large scary building and left there in the clutches of this big loud machine that swallows you up What could be worsePerhaps the fear you have become defective and your parents have traded you in for a daughter that works rig. I received a copy from the publisher as part of Goodreads First Reads programGail Thornton contracted polio when she was a 5 year old child and the story is told in her child s voice As I read through the book I admired this small girl s courage tenacity and determination to get better from a disease that was certainly life threatening and could have at the very least caused permanent paralysis The book takes us through Gail s life to the age of 14 While it was inspiring to read of her valiant efforts and those of her parents I was saddened I realize that this happened in the early 1960 s but it hurt my heart for a small child not to be taken into the loop so to speak Gail didn t ask uestions and no one offered her answers She felt that she must be bad if she didn t get better and that only by going by the no crying rules would she be worthy of love She says she felt love and in the next paragraph or page would say that she wasn t loved because she wasn t a normal girl and that she would go to her special dark place when she was in pain so that her parents wouldn t become disappointed or angry with her Of course this might have been merely the perception of a child too young to understand but she mentioned that she rarely received hugs or kisses from her mother unless she continued to smile and please her parents She stated that at their house there were no talking rules at the table no playing rules except for outdoors no playing with Dadddy rules except at Christmas and Easter because it made the dog bark she called her house a sad house because there wasn t much laughter yet she also mentions being happy and receiving presentsI m sure that her small mind just had conflicting confusing views because of the uncertainty of her recovery I don t mean to be critical of her parents they probably never knew Gail felt this way since she kept it all inside and they were raising 3 other children too so I m sure life wasn t easy I would only hope that in 2013 should a child have any kind of serious illness that they could feel that it wasn t their fault that they still deserved love and affection that they didn t have to be normal and that they could be free to express their fears and feelings and have them addressed and validated Asa, Malaikat Mungilku : Kisah Nyata Perjuangan Gadis Kecil Penderita Lupus unable to move your arms or legs Public Marriage Private Secrets unable to breathe on your own taken by your parents to a large scary building and left there in the clutches of this big loud machine that swallows you Bounty Hunter Guardian up What could be worsePerhaps the fear you have become defective and your parents have traded you in for a daughter that works rig. I received a copy from the publisher as part of Goodreads First Reads programGail Thornton contracted polio when she was a 5 year old child and the story is told in her child s voice As I read through the book I admired this small girl s courage tenacity and determination to get better from a disease that was certainly life threatening and could have at the very least caused permanent paralysis The book takes Sand Steel us through Gail s life to the age of 14 While it was inspiring to read of her valiant efforts and those of her parents I was saddened I realize that this happened in the early 1960 s but it hurt my heart for a small child not to be taken into the loop so to speak Gail didn t ask From an Aesthetic Point of View Prisms uestions and no one offered her answers She felt that she must be bad if she didn t get better and that only by going by the no crying rules would she be worthy of love She says she felt love and in the next paragraph or page would say that she wasn t loved because she wasn t a normal girl and that she would go to her special dark place when she was in pain so that her parents wouldn t become disappointed or angry with her Of course this might have been merely the perception of a child too young to Eden understand but she mentioned that she rarely received hugs or kisses from her mother Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder unless she continued to smile and please her parents She stated that at their house there were no talking rules at the table no playing rules except for outdoors no playing with Dadddy rules except at Christmas and Easter because it made the dog bark she called her house a sad house because there wasn t much laughter yet she also mentions being happy and receiving presentsI m sure that her small mind just had conflicting confusing views because of the Dissertatio cum Nuncio sidereoDiscussion avec le messager céleste ; Narratio de observatis Jovis satellitibusRapport sur l'observation des satellites de Jupiter Science et humanisme uncertainty of her recovery I don t mean to be critical of her parents they probably never knew Gail felt this way since she kept it all inside and they were raising 3 other children too so I m sure life wasn t easy I would only hope that in 2013 should a child have any kind of serious illness that they could feel that it wasn t their fault that they still deserved love and affection that they didn t have to be normal and that they could be free to express their fears and feelings and have them addressed and validated

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The Girl in the Iron Lung free read ß 6 Gail Thornton µ 6 read & download Ht can walk can reach out and show how worthy she is of their loveYou barely have an idea of what life is all about much less the loneliness the despair the fear the knowledge you have this awful thing called “polio”Suddenly you are thrust into a world where your parents seem to be afraid and mad at you at the same time where other adults display their uirks in doses so large sometimes you really can’t take itThe final two paragraphs are going to go on the back cover of the book like thisThornton tells this true story so we. GIRL THE THE IRON LUNGBy Gail ThorntonReviewed by Janet RussellTo a five year old child the world is all defined in absolutes There are no degrees of any feelings no combination of some of this and some of that to make life less scaryNow imagine you have become that child You see the world through her eyes and all of this awful stuff is happening to you That s what happened to me as soon as I started reading The Girl in the Iron LungI became the young child whose limbs would not now do what they are supposed to do I panicked trying to get to my parents room because I knew that they would know what to doBut my parents are afraid too I can hear it in their voices as they hurry to get coated up for a night drive to the hospital My parents take me to a large scary building where people dressed in white are looking down at me Suddenly I m being rushed down the hall on this rolling bed and taken into a room with many of these big clunky machines I see littlekids heads poking out of these machines but that is all I see of the kidsAnd I was left there in the clutches of this big loud machine that swallows me up What could be worseWell perhaps the fear that you have become defective and your parents have traded you in for a daughter that works right That can walk and reach out and show how worthy you are of their loveYou barely have an idea of what life is all about much less the loneliness the despair the fear the knowledge that you have this awful thing called polioSuddenly you are thrust into a world where your parents seem to be afraid and mad at you at the same time Where other adults display their uirks in doses so large sometimes you really can t take itGail relays this true story so well the story becomes not just about Gail but about you as wellThere were nightly exercises that hurt so much but she knew would make her walk There were the special clothes she had to wear that helped keep her back straight Every day she needed the help of Mommy and Daddy to get dressedFinally came the excitement of preparing for school After all her hard work Gail was certain she would be riding the bus to school just like the other kids real soonAnd then disappointment as she realized she would not be taking the bus with the other kids And still when she would fall at school and even sometimes had to ask for helpSoon though Gail became the triumphant young lady who not only had accomplished so much but also had learned the skill of looking back and realizing how far she had comeAnd that is what makes this book such a compelling read It s a coming of age story not of a young adult Of a child of 5 who learns real uick and usually the hard way what it means to grow up and take charge of her own lifeThe author and I are contemporaries yet I never had to experience any of this terrible sickness of the first half of the twentieth century polio Now I realize how lucky I wasI HIGHLY recommend this book Especially to those who might feel the vaccine unnecessary or are wondering if they should give the polio vaccine to their childrenI m sure glad I got my vaccination before polio got me The vaccine only came available in the 50 s thanks to Jonas Salk and Albert SabinGail also addresses the international project to eradicate this virus and provides excellent statistics that show the progress of this endeavorAt the same time Gail released another book THE REGRET OF A FLOWER a book of lovely poetryI haven t read this book yet but having found her to be skilled as a writer I am very much looking forward to it Below is a link to Red s interview of Gail relating to THE REGRET OF A FLOWER Public Marriage Private Secrets uirks in doses so large sometimes you really can’t take itThe final two paragraphs are going to go on the back cover of the book like thisThornton tells this true story so we. GIRL THE THE IRON LUNGBy Gail ThorntonReviewed by Janet RussellTo a five year old child the world is all defined in absolutes There are no degrees of any feelings no combination of some of this and some of that to make life less scaryNow imagine you have become that child You see the world through her eyes and all of this awful stuff is happening to you That s what happened to me as soon as I started reading The Girl in the Iron LungI became the young child whose limbs would not now do what they are supposed to do I panicked trying to get to my parents room because I knew that they would know what to doBut my parents are afraid too I can hear it in their voices as they hurry to get coated Bounty Hunter Guardian up for a night drive to the hospital My parents take me to a large scary building where people dressed in white are looking down at me Suddenly I m being rushed down the hall on this rolling bed and taken into a room with many of these big clunky machines I see littlekids heads poking out of these machines but that is all I see of the kidsAnd I was left there in the clutches of this big loud machine that swallows me Sand Steel up What could be worseWell perhaps the fear that you have become defective and your parents have traded you in for a daughter that works right That can walk and reach out and show how worthy you are of their loveYou barely have an idea of what life is all about much less the loneliness the despair the fear the knowledge that you have this awful thing called polioSuddenly you are thrust into a world where your parents seem to be afraid and mad at you at the same time Where other adults display their From an Aesthetic Point of View Prisms uirks in doses so large sometimes you really can t take itGail relays this true story so well the story becomes not just about Gail but about you as wellThere were nightly exercises that hurt so much but she knew would make her walk There were the special clothes she had to wear that helped keep her back straight Every day she needed the help of Mommy and Daddy to get dressedFinally came the excitement of preparing for school After all her hard work Gail was certain she would be riding the bus to school just like the other kids real soonAnd then disappointment as she realized she would not be taking the bus with the other kids And still when she would fall at school and even sometimes had to ask for helpSoon though Gail became the triumphant young lady who not only had accomplished so much but also had learned the skill of looking back and realizing how far she had comeAnd that is what makes this book such a compelling read It s a coming of age story not of a young adult Of a child of 5 who learns real Eden uick and Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder usually the hard way what it means to grow Dissertatio cum Nuncio sidereoDiscussion avec le messager céleste ; Narratio de observatis Jovis satellitibusRapport sur l'observation des satellites de Jupiter Science et humanisme up and take charge of her own lifeThe author and I are contemporaries yet I never had to experience any of this terrible sickness of the first half of the twentieth century polio Now I realize how lucky I wasI HIGHLY recommend this book Especially to those who might feel the vaccine Triptyk unnecessary or are wondering if they should give the polio vaccine to their childrenI m sure glad I got my vaccination before polio got me The vaccine only came available in the 50 s thanks to Jonas Salk and Albert SabinGail also addresses the international project to eradicate this virus and provides excellent statistics that show the progress of this endeavorAt the same time Gail released another book THE REGRET OF A FLOWER a book of lovely poetryI haven t read this book yet but having found her to be skilled as a writer I am very much looking forward to it Below is a link to Red s interview of Gail relating to THE REGRET OF A FLOWER

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The Girl in the Iron Lung free read ß 6 Gail Thornton µ 6 read & download Ll you become that child It is you undergoing all the pain and hurts and sadness And it is you who moved from the scariest moment any child could experience through to the triumphant young lady who had learned the skill of looking back and realizing how far she has comeThe Girl in the Iron Lung is a coming of age story not of a young adult of a child of five who learns really uickly and usually the hard way what it means to grow up and take charge of her own life And that is what makes this book such a compelling read Get it now. Book Description To a five year old child the world is all defined in absolutes There are no degrees of any feelings no combination of some of this and some of that to make life less scaryNow imagine yourself as a child of five suddenly unable to move your arms or legs unable to breathe on your own taken by your parents to a large scary building and left there in the clutches of this big loud machine that swallows you up What could be worsePerhaps the fear you have become defective and your parents have traded you in for a daughter that works right can walk can reach out and show how worthy she is of their loveYou barely have an idea of what life is all about much less the loneliness the despair the fear the knowledge you have this awful thing called polio Suddenly you are thrust into a world where your parents seem to be afraid and mad at you at the same time where other adults display their uirks in doses so large sometimes you really can t take it Told from the voice of five year old Gail Thornton From the very first page as you read you become Gail You feel all the emotions she feels You feel her fears her anxiety her frustrations You simply become that scared child What an excruciating frightening and yet extremely emotional experience You simply cannot help but cry with her pain and feel nothing but empathy for her She is desperate even at such a young age to please her parents while being terrified of loosing their love if she isn t able to do what is asked Simple things that most people take for granted running jumping playing putting on clothes etc She is determined and headstrong to be NORMAL and do all the things she was used to doing before she got sick I loved this memoir for so many reasons First of all my own mother had polio back in the 1950 s Although statistics show that polio mainly affects children under five years of age my mother was 13 years old Months in the hospital was what she experienced instead of an iron lung More than 50 years later the affects of polio still show As a mother I wept while reading the fears and thoughts Gail experienced What s happening Why can t I move Why are they trying to stop me from breathing and kill me nurse putting on Gail s face mask Why are they doing this to me As adults we can begin to understand but from the eyes of a 5 year old it s all extremely terrifying and traumatic The pain being so unbearable that this 5 year old has to go to her dark place to block out the agonizing painPolio is highly infectious and is caused by a virus A frightening fact from the book that still shocks me is as long as a single child remains infected children in all countries are at risk of contracting polio In 2009 20010 23 previously polio free countries were re infected due to imports of the virus Effects of this disease can be devastating There are still global efforts to eradicate the disease

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  • The Girl in the Iron Lung
  • Gail Thornton
  • English
  • 03 June 2020
  • 9781625820181