Sad Childhood, Touching Story.
New York, 7/26/2008.
This story of a young child being accused of faking an
illness and being put through so much horrible treatment by
all the adults around him including his own parents is
shocking. I have never heard such a horrible story. It is
like a story out of the movies. And to think it is actually
true. I was particularly touched with the part where the
little boy was trying to walk home from school and had to
use the fence along the street to keep from falling down and
how humiliated he felt when people would stare at him. It
made me cry to think that a little boy could be forced to
live through that kind of humiliation.
Review from Barnes & Noble.
"The cruel pincers of pain and emotional trauma caused by
people’s attitudes toward disability, forged an idea for a
book about (Carmine Petrangelo's) medical journey. The book
Surviving Dystonia, is a skillfully crafted work which takes
readers into his personal odyssey as he seeks to understand,
and then to control Dystonia."
Jorge Sanchez, the St. Petersburg Times
"The book chronicles Carmine’s life with generalized
Dystonia since childhood. The book also contains medical
information about the different forms of Dystonia,
treatments, and the ongoing research. In the preface Carmine
dedicates the publication “to all those who suffer from
Dystonia Dialogue, September 2003
The Book - $14.95
The Screenplay - Coming Soon
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