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About the book:
How One Formerly Ableist Lesbian Mother Opened Her Eyes When The Baby She And Her Partner Created Under A Surrogacy For Friends Is Diagnosed With Down syndrome
Keston Ott-Dahl captivates her audience with her account of the courageous – and often outrageous -- journey she and her young partner, Andrea undertake when they offer to surrogate for Silicon Valley executives Liz and Erica. Keston, who considers herself to be a care-free middle-aged woman, is secretly haunted by her past and is still grieving over the recent death of her mother. Andrea longs to provide Liz and Erica with the child they have tried so hard to have, and persuades Keston to agree to her surrogacy. Neither Keston nor Andrea are aware of the influences of their pasts, nor the monsters they would face that this pregnancy is going to bring to the surface when they find out... something is wrong with the unborn baby.
This story chronicles Ott-Dahl's journey to self-acceptance as she deals with life and death decisions and has to face her own monster as she is transformed from intolerant ableist to passionate activist. Throughout the story she and Andrea encounter a set of wildly entertaining characters, who accompany them, for better or for worse, through agonizing trials to moments of sheer, hilarious insanity. At the end, a little warrior, Delaney Skye, emerges to awaken and transform hearts.
Join Ott-Dahl as she overcomes great adversity, in this uplifting account of one woman’s love for her partner and an unborn child. It is a beautiful story of redemption in the face of overwhelming odds.
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PUBLISHED BY THE DELANEY OTT-DAHL FOUNDATION.
Keston Ott-Dahl is represented by Maryann Karinch at the Rudy Agency. Contact at 1-(970) 577-8500 or mak@RudyAgency.com
Delaney's HERO's & Buddies of the week!
9/9/2014 Delaney's new friend Stasyia !
Knows 2 languages and over 300 signs!?
When we were expecting our first child our daughter we were so very excited. We couldn't wait to count all the fingers, toes and see how much hair she had! When Stasyia finally made her grand entrance she came with all the things we were looking for AND more! She came with an extra 21st Chromosome! To us as first time parents we were more focused on ensuring that with the diagnosis of Down syndrome that our child was first and foremost healthy. Overall there were some little bumps in the road to health but generally speaking Stasyia is very healthy. We work hard to keep it that way!
Stasyia's diagnosis wasn't something that we found difficult to accept or something we were overly upset about... it was just the way she was made! Stasyia is currently 3 years old. She walks, talks, dances and sings! Her personality has everyone won over as soon as you meet her! She is most sociable and engaging with all she meets. Stasyia loves to dance. She has already been in dance lessons and has excelled with her class! Stasyia speaks two languages! She has over 300 signs in American Sign language and she speaks English too! Stasyia loves to swim and has been swimming under the water since she was just 4 months old. She must be part fish as she loves to be in the pool. We created a page for Stasyia called Stasyia's Story - Down syndrome to show people what someone with Down syndrome CAN be like. It seems to us
that Stasyia breaks a lot of stereotypes and misconceptions already in her short little life. Please feel free to check out her page, like it and follow Stasyia's Story of her life. Here is a link to Stasyia's Story: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stasyias-Story-Down-syndrome/244774912386346
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