Laesa Faith Kim

Can't Breathe

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WINNER of the 2020 Whistler Independent Book Awards in Non-Fiction

“Shattered hope spreads like sunshine through these pages.” — Canadian Authors Association

A child born too early, clinging to life. Her heart is incorrectly formed. Her airway is compromised. She is unable to swallow or breathe.

A mother losing, finding and remaking herself, again and again.

A family who refuses to give up.

Can't Breathe is a young mom's compelling recollection of her medically complex daughter's journey toward life. Evelyn Faith survives-she even thrives. But her path is unimaginably hard, riddled with pain and trauma, hope and miracles, and incessant uncertainty.

This beautifully written, harrowing book captures the nuances of life with a special-needs child. It is a map of the boundlessness of the human spirit and the love that drives parents onward whatever the cost. In this debut memoir, Laesa Kim reaches into her darkest and most private depths to share the truth-the struggles and joys she and mothers like her face each day.
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222 printed pages
Original publication



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