Not That Different

Growing Up With Cerebral Palsy

by Dayne Coffey

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/5/2018

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 178
ISBN : 9781504381970
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 178
ISBN : 9781504381987
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 178
ISBN : 9781504381963

About the Book

Alex Foster is just a normal, everyday kid except for one glaring difference; he walks with a limp that causes him to stand out in a way he’d prefer not to. Not That Different – Growing Up with Cerebral Palsy is the story of a boy with big dreams, but his biggest dream is for people to look past the limp, drop their preconceptions of what he can’t do, focus on the things he can do and see the whole boy. Every year that passes, the stigma of his cerebral palsy fades away and by the end of high school he’s just Alex.

About the Author

Diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at the age of two caused by a traumatic brain injury at birth, Dayne faced some of the unique challenges that growing up with a disability can bring. With his love for sports from an early age, he traded playing for an early opportunity to coach youth soccer and turned that into a career lasting over twenty years, while building lasting relationships along the way. Dayne is an avid student of the guitar and enjoyed playing in multiple bands through high school and college. For the last thirteen years, he has been a professional in Information Technology holding multiple industry certifications. He loves travel and his new hobby of photography. Currently he lives in Midwest City, OK, with his wife Paula, and his two stepchildren, Chris and Amber.