The Chicken Who Saved Us (Used Book) - Kristen Jarvis Adams

The Chicken Who Saved Us (Used Book) - Kristen Jarvis Adams

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The true story of an autistic boy with a body under siege by mysterious illness, and the chicken who saved his life.

“Heartbreakingly beautiful – the gift of the human animal bond.” – Temple Grandin, Author, researcher, consultant and world-renowned autism spokesperson

Eight-year-old Andrew was autistic and bilingual. He spoke English – and Chicken. But the day he told his pet chicken Frightful that his body was trying to kill him, Andrew’s family and an entire medical community were launched into a decade-long quest for answers. This honest memoir of fierce and faithful parenting takes readers on a heartfelt journey through chronic illness and Asperger’s syndrome to discover the healing bond between a boy and his chicken. Navigating the complex landscape of modern medicine and genetics, through a rare diagnosis of Trisomy 8 Mosaicism and an experimental bone marrow transplant, readers venture to places where chickens talk, superheroes come alive, and a boy on the brink of death finds the courage to survive.

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