Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Teaser Tuesdays: Dwarf

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading.

Grab your current read. Open to a random page. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Dwarf: A Memoir of How One Woman Fought for a Body-and a Life-She Was Never Supposed to Have by Tiffanie DiDonato p. 39

"Moments before we pulled into the Children's parking lot, Mom explained to me again, in the simplest manner, that this surgery was part of a bigger picture. The bone-lengthening operation was part of my ongoing fight to do things on my own, she said."

This would be really tough. Both to decide to have your child go through not just a surgery but one that will have a very painful several months following, when she herself isn't old enough to understand what's really going on, but also because you have to make this decision for your child, at least for the first surgery, as they need to do it when the child is still young, therefore the child isn't old enough to make the decision herself. What if Tiffanie, when she got older, disagreed with her mother on the bone-lengthening surgery? What if the surgery didn't go well? This couldn't have been easy.

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