Jake is celebrating his tenth birthday. That's a remarkable feat, because at birth he was given only three years to live. Miriam Edelson is his mother, a dedicated fighter for Jake and families in similar situations.
Edelson poses some tough questions: How do parents cope with a child who has special needs? Are we failing, as a society, to care for children with disabilities? Whatever happened to the federal government's promise of a "Children's Agenda"?
My Journey with Jake works on two levels. It's a poignant memoir by a devoted mother, and a hard-hitting, well-researched look at health care for Canada's children. --- from the publisher
About the Author:
Miriam Edelson, and the story of her son Jake, have appeared across Canada in newspapers and magazines, and on television and CBC Radio. She works as a trade-union and disability-rights activist.