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Diagnosing Kourtney, by Laura Najjar
Lisa Crosby Metzger
Kourtney was born in July 2002; in June 2009, she was listed for a multi-organ transplant. This book, written by Kourtney’s mom, is "the story of [their] journey” between these two points. Laura kept a daily record as Kourtney was diagnosed with neurogenic pseudo obstruction, osteopenia, and, finally, intestinal failure, and she shares her journals here "as a help to all parents of children with this condition, and for all families and children who face life threatening issues on a daily basis.” It is a journey many Oley families will recognize, full of ups and downs, strength and frustration, and love. You’ll fall for Kourtney from the moment you see her photo on the cover of the book. The book is available through www.bellissimapublishing.com or www.amazon.com ($25.00).
LifelineLetter, September/October 2012