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Sending Love to Emily Rapp Author of ‘The Still Point of the Turning World;’ Her Sweet Son Ronan Passed Away Today

Friday, February 15th, 2013

A dear, smart and inspiring author, Emily Rapp, lost her son Ronan today after a long struggle with Tay-Sachs disease. Emily’s forthcoming memoir, The Still Point of the Turning Worldis one of my very top picks for 2013. I will read it soon with tears in my eyes. Here is a little more about Emily’s story directly from her press materials:

“Ronan was not expected to live beyond the age of three; he would be permanently stalled at a developmental level of six months. Rapp and her husband were forced to re-evaluate everything they thought they knew about parenting. They would have to learn to live with their child in the moment; to find happiness in the midst of sorrow; to parent without a future. The Still Point of the Turning World is the story of a mother’s journey through grief and beyond it.”

Peace be with you, Emily. Peace be with your family. Peace be with Ronan up above.
In lieu of gifts, the family requests that donations be made in Ronan’s name to National Tay-Sachs and Allied Diseases.
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