My friend, Margaret, introduced me (hesitantly, I find out) to a book called "Poster Child" by Emily Rapp. I read it. I was moved. Emily has PFFD or Proximal femoral focal deficiency http://www.emedicine.com/orthoped/byname/proximal-femoral-focal-deficiency.htm . Poster Child is a memoir. It has been interesting to me to read the recounts of an adult who has had amputation surgery, in fact, the same as Madeleine's. There were so many places in this book that hit home for me. So many places where I shook my head and said to myself, "yes, I know that!". Amazing, really.
I think the next few posts on the blog will refer to the book. I cannot help but write about it.