It is a while since the last DDH UK blog post, but we are back and with big news.
Karen’s daughter, Lauren, has had a lot of treatment for DDH and today is the most amazing little girl with a smile that lights up the room and a passion for life that is wonderful to see. Her hips are now healthy and see her dancing, jumping and leading a full life. However this wasn’t always the case.
Karen and her family found little help or information when they were on their journey with Lauren and this brave mum decided to put a change to that and has written ‘Spica Warrior’.
The book use clear, easy to understand language and the bright, colourful characters jump of the page and put a smile on your face.
Karen said, “Spica Warrior” is a step by step guide story for kids diagnosed with Hip Dysplasia. It helps them come to terms with the fact they need surgery and a Spica cast in a fun way with the Spica Warriors. It’s an aid to try to make this part of the journey less scary. It also helps parents tell kids whats going to happen as parents can’t always find the words. There is also a foreword written by my daughter’s surgeon. I wrote this book as DDH can be a difficult, lonely journey and I wanted to use my experience to help as any families as possible!”
There is no doubt that this will be a well received book in the DDH community, not only in the UK but around the world.
We wish Karen all the very best with this venture and are sure that it will be a huge success.
The beautifully illustrated book can be purchased direct from Etsy and is £5 plus shipping worldwide.
Team DDH UK