C. Fran Card has spent her adult life working with children. In addition to raising seven sons, she has also been a school teacher, school counselor, stay-at-home mom, foster parent and founder/director of Christian Cradle, Inc., An adoption agency. Because of her work with children, she was chosen to carry the torch for the 2002 Olympics held in Salt Lake City, Utah. Ceana Has CP is her first book.
Fran makes her home in Okemos, Michigan.
Ceana and her big brother, Cullen, live in a house on a hill. Cullen, Ceana and their mother wait for the bus so Cullen can go to school. When Ceana and her mother go back to the house, Ceana walks around the living room, but she cannot walk the same as her mother,brother or father. The muscles in Ceana's left leg do not work properly and she has a difficult time walking about. Ceana has Cerebral Palsy, otherwise known as CP. Some children with CP have to use crutches, a walker or must ride in a wheelchair to get around. Some even have a hard time talking. Ceana can run and play, and can talk very well, but there are some things that she can't do. Will Ceana let CP control her life?
Ceana Has CP is a delightful book for children 3-7 years of age. It is a day in the life of a child who has CP. It shows what they can't do, but most importantly it shows what a child with CP can do. Children who have CP will find this simple story a way to let them feel more comfortable about who they are, it also lets children who don't have CP understand more about what a child with CP goes through on a daily basis. This story provides a simple way of discussing disabilities. It also lets the reader know that a child with CP doesn't let their disability define who they are. They are children no different then any other child. That is what other children should see when they look at them. This is a great story to use in classrooms and at home.