Two Small Footprints in Wet Sand

The Uplifting True Story of a Mother's Brave Quest to Save Her Daughter

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Anne-Dauphine Julliand, Adriana Hunter: Two Small Footprints in Wet Sand (2015, Skyhorse Publishing Company, Incorporated)

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Published June 15, 2015 by Skyhorse Publishing Company, Incorporated.

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"'Add life to days when we cannot add days to life.' Thaïs is almost two. Like most well-loved children, she is happy. She laughs as she runs on the beach. But her footprints in the sand, with toes turned out, tell a different story. Two Small Footprints in the Wet Sand relates the overwhelming tragedy experienced by a family as a result of a genetic disorder. A true tale told by a mother, it's the story of a little girl, of family, friends, and the medical community united to define life by its beauty rather than its length. On the day Thaïs turns two, her mother, the author Anne-Dauphine Julliand, learns that her child has an untreatable genetic disease, the rarest of the rare, a silent disorder that will slowly paralyze her daughter's nervous system and kill her. Metachromatic leukodystrophy--MLD--is the diagnosis. There is no cure. While the disease may …

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  • Genetic disorders