Sunday, January 16, 2011
Second Chance by Sandra J. Gerencher
I have to believe that there is a special light shown on them, not just the lost and innocent, but those that find and nurture them. It is a special characteristic unique to some, but not to all, and it is always an amazing honor to meet and know them. There is a love that wells, a bottomless source that can be drawn on, lost to many of us who can only look on in awe.
This book is fun and uniquely suited to the story it tells, Sandra J Gerencher has written a wonderful story with humor and wit. The pictures are wonderful, and the story is written to read to those special ones that we are graced with. It is enjoyable and thought provoking, but it shines in its simplicity.
About the author
A believer in second chances
Over the past 10 years, author Sandra Gerencher has been on a mission to save dogs from high kill animal shelters. Her first rescue was P.J., a black and white Pomeranian. She also adopted Shelby, an orange Pomeranian and of course, Chance, a big black Rottweiler/German Shepherd mix.
All characters in the story are based on Sandra's real life family. The book is filled with softly blended watercolor photos of her loved ones.
The most significant adoption was her son, Terry. He was considered a special needs child because he was born with a genetic disorder known as Fragile X Syndrome. The disorder can cause many cognitive disorders, such as autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, mental retardation and depression.
A portion of your book purchase benefits the Humane Society.
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Sandra J. Gerencher is a special education teacher in the Bangor Area public school system. Prior to becoming a teacher, she worked at Lehigh University in a school-based program, as a Program Specialist for adults with disabilities. Over the past 20 years she has worked with children and adults with special needs in such areas as counseling, Behavior Specialist Consultation, behavioral research, crisis intervention and abuse therapy. Sandra graduated from Lehigh University with a M.Ed. in Special Education (2004) and from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia with an M.S. in Counseling Psychology (1999).
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