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The Resource Dani's story : a journey from neglect to love, Diane & Bernie Lierow and Kay West

Dani's story : a journey from neglect to love, Diane & Bernie Lierow and Kay West

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Dani's story : a journey from neglect to love
Title
Dani's story
Title remainder
a journey from neglect to love
Statement of responsibility
Diane & Bernie Lierow and Kay West
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "The story that captivated a nation: how a horribly neglected little girl was rescued by her loving adoptive parents. In July 2005, a six-year-old girl named Danielle was removed from her Florida home after authorities found her living in bug-ridden squalor, subjected to horrific neglect and so damaged by her own mother that recovery seemed hopeless. But hope was waiting for Dani and help. In October 2007, Bernie and Diane Lierow, a hard-working couple with five boys of their own, adopted her and utterly transformed her life. This book tells the moving story of how the Lierows rescued Dani and helped her recover to the point where she can not only communicate, something once thought impossible, but can say of herself, "I pretty.". Dani's story was featured on Oprah and the subject of a Pulitzer Prize-winning article published by the St. Petersburg Times. The Lierows describe their struggle to adopt Dani, how they bonded with her and made a home for her, how they satisfied her craving for contact and stimuli, how Dani began to overcome her severe learning disabilities, how she learned she no longer had to steal food, and how their son Willie may be the greatest brother ever. For readers who enjoyed Mistaken Identity: Two Families, One Survivor, Unwavering Hope; Hope's Boy; and Sickened: The True Story of a Lost Childhood. Charting a perilous journey from hardship to hope, a new family, and a second chance at life, Dani's Story is a book you cannot put down and will never forget."--
  • "The story that captivated a nation--how a horribly neglected little girl was rescued by her loving adoptive parents. The Lierows describe their struggle to adopt Dani, how they bonded with her and made a home for her, how they satisfied her craving for contact and stimuli, how Dani began to overcome her severe learning disabilities, how she learned she no longer had to steal food, and how their son Willie may be the greatest brother ever For readers who enjoyed Mistaken Identity: Two Families, One Survivor, Unwavering Hope; Hope's Boy; and Sickened: The True Story of a Lost Childhood"--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV874.82.L54
LC item number
A3 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Dani's story : a journey from neglect to love, Diane & Bernie Lierow and Kay West
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Planting the seed -- Seeking -- The girls in the photo -- The feral child -- Meeting Danielle -- Falling through the cracks -- Nowhere child -- Into the system -- Truth and consequences -- Butterflies are free -- All in good time -- Step by step -- Meet the family -- Hello kitty -- Ready,set, go -- One step backward -- Two steps ahead --- T.J. Bearytales -- Pedal, pedal, pedal! -- Dani -- Baby's first Christmas -- Tennessee -- The public eye -- Big brother -- Home
Control code
694396501
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
vi, 266 p.
Isbn
9780470591338
Lccn
2011010966
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)694396501
Label
Dani's story : a journey from neglect to love, Diane & Bernie Lierow and Kay West
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Planting the seed -- Seeking -- The girls in the photo -- The feral child -- Meeting Danielle -- Falling through the cracks -- Nowhere child -- Into the system -- Truth and consequences -- Butterflies are free -- All in good time -- Step by step -- Meet the family -- Hello kitty -- Ready,set, go -- One step backward -- Two steps ahead --- T.J. Bearytales -- Pedal, pedal, pedal! -- Dani -- Baby's first Christmas -- Tennessee -- The public eye -- Big brother -- Home
Control code
694396501
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
vi, 266 p.
Isbn
9780470591338
Lccn
2011010966
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)694396501

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