==== ==== Immortal Bird, a family memoir. Author Doron Weber. Click this link to buy or see more reviews on Amazon http://tinyurl.com/Immortal-Bird-Family-Memoir ==== ====
May 2004 A FAMILY S LOVE lies at the heart of this gifted boys fight to survive. Born with a congenital heart defect that required surgery when he was a baby, Damon Weber lives a big life with spirit and independence that have always been a source of pride to his parents, Doron and Shealagh. But when Damon is diagnosed with a new illness as a teenager, his triumphant comingof-age tale turns into a darker and more dramatic quest: his familys race against time and a flawed heath care system.Immortal Bird is a searing account of a fathers struggle to save his remarkable son, a story of a young boys passion for life, and a tribute to his familys love. It is also a story of the perils of modern medicine and the redemptive power of art in the face of the unthinkable. Doron Weber lost his brilliant son Damon far too soon. Now he has channeled his grief and rage into a heartrending memoir about the struggle to manage Damon's illness while fostering his talents. Immortal Bird opens by proudly introducing us to the gifted Weber family: Doron, a Rhodes Scholar, met his wife at Oxford; their three children are loving and accomplished. Damon, the eldest, shows particular grace in the face of a rare and debilitating heart condition. As his son's health waxes and wanes, Doron advocates fiercely for Damon inside a medical system that consistently fails him. By the end, Doron's joy has faded and his fury has become palpablethe final pages are full of italics and brief, horrifying facts: "My son is disintegrating before my eyes." Damon's decline may be difficult to witness, but we would all do well to watch and learn from his extraordinary strength. This book was selected as one of Amazons Best Books of the Month in February. ==== ==== Immortal Bird, a family memoir. Author Doron Weber. Click this link to buy or see more reviews on Amazon http://tinyurl.com/Immortal-Bird-Family-Memoir ==== ====
Published on Mar 4, 2012
Immortal Bird, a family memoir. Author Doron Weber. A family's love lies at the heart of this gifted boy’s fight to survive. An Amazon Bes...