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by Ruth Sienkiewicz-Mercer,Steven B. Kaplan

eBook I Raise My Eyes to Say Yes ePub
Author: Ruth Sienkiewicz-Mercer,Steven B. Kaplan
Language: English
ISBN: 0964461633
ISBN13: 978-0964461635
Publisher: Whole Health Books; Whole Heal edition (June 1, 1996)
Pages: 233
Category: Regional U.S.
Subcategory: Biography
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 831
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Ruth Sienkiewicz-Mercer is, in my estimation, one of the most remarkable women about whom I have ever read. In this book she uses her eyes to tell her story.

Ruth Sienkiewicz-Mercer is, in my estimation, one of the most remarkable women about whom I have ever read. Not only did she survive separation from a loving but misinformed family and the horrors of Belchertown State School, Mrs. Sienkiewicz-Mercer accomplished something seldom achieved by the institutionalized disabled. She not only left the institution, she rose high above it. I am saddened to report that Ruth Sienkiewicz-Mercer passed away in the summer of 1998.

Ruth Sienkiewicz-Mercer was born in 1950. She wrote this book by moving her eyes to answer yes or no questions. She also had word boards. She has never spoken a word; never walked, never fed herself, never combed her own hair. Trapped in a body that is functionally useless, her mind works perfectly. Absorbing and heartbreaking, it was written with the collaboration of Ruth's friend, Steven Kaplan. Without any self pity Ruth recounts her early Ruth Sienkiewicz-Mercer was born in 1950. She also had word boards

I Raise My Eyes to Say Yes: A Memoir by.

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Ruth Sienkiewicz-Mercer (September 23, 1950 – August 8, 1998) was a quadriplegic and American disability rights activist

Ruth Sienkiewicz-Mercer (September 23, 1950 – August 8, 1998) was a quadriplegic and American disability rights activist. She is best known for her autobiography I Raise My Eyes to Say Yes, co-authored with Steven B. Sienkiewicz-Mercer was born in Northampton, Massachusetts. She was a healthy baby, but was afflicted with a severe bout of encephalitis at the age of five weeks. At thirteen months, she was diagnosed with cerebral palsy resulting from the encephalitis. After sixteen years she was released, to enjoy a life of purpose and personal triumph. I Raise My Eyes To Say Yes will permanently alter the reader's perception of the severely disabled

Ruth Sienkiewicz-Mercer was born in 1950. She has never spoken a word, never walked, never fed herself, never combed her own hair. Absorbing and hearbreaking, it was written with the collaboration of Ruth's friend, Steven Kaplan. I Raise My Eyes To Say Yes will permanently alter the reader's perception of the severely disabled. But it also expresses larger truths, and demonstrates the extraordinary power of love, thought, and the human spirit.

Sienkiewicz-Mercer developed cerebral palsy as an infant and is unable to move her limbs, sit up unaided, or speak. She communicates by raising her eyes to say yes and curling her lip to say no. She also laughs, cries, and demonstrates anger, fear, and pain

Sienkiewicz-Mercer developed cerebral palsy as an infant and is unable to move her limbs, sit up unaided, or speak. She also laughs, cries, and demonstrates anger, fear, and pain. How did she write an autobiography? With the aid of friend and teacher Steven Kaplan, Ruth was able to communicate the story of her life by answering yes and no to Kaplan's questions. She led him to the subject she wished to discuss by indicating words or letters on a word board with her eyes

Ruth Sienkiewicz-Mercer died in Northampton, Massachusetts on August 8, 1998, aged 4. Sienkiewicz-Mercer, Ruth, and Steven B. I Raise My Eyes to Say Yes. Whole Health Books, 1996; ISBN 644616-3-3.

Ruth Sienkiewicz-Mercer died in Northampton, Massachusetts on August 8, 1998, aged 48. References and bibliography. Houghton-Mifflin, 1989; ISBN 0-380-71245-8. A speech given by Ruth Sienkiewicz-Mercer in May 1998, text.

Ruth Sienkiewicz-Mercer was a quadriplegic and American disability rights activist.

Ruth Sienkiewicz-Mercer.

Ruth Sienkiewicz-Mercer was born in 1950. She has never spoken a word; never walked, never fed herself, never combed her own hair. Trapped in a body that is functionally useless, her mind works perfectly. This is her story. Absorbing and heartbreaking, it was written with the collaboration of Ruth's friend, Steven Kaplan. Without any self pity Ruth recounts her early childhood with a loving family and some happy years at a rehabilitation center, then virtual incarceration at the notorious Belchertown State School in Massachusetts. After 16 years she was released and now she enjoys a life of purpose and personal triumph. I Raise My Eyes to Say Yes will permanently alter your perception of the severely disabled and it will inspire you with the extraordinary power of love, thought, and the human spirit.
Hiylchis
This book is truly inspiring. Working with preschoolers with a variety of special needs a lot of times you wonder whether or not you are actually teaching them anything and then they'll start doing something and you know they're getting it. It might not always be easy or a quick process but I've really enjoyed it. Now I can look to Ruth for inspiration in those moments. I'm so glad a co-worker recommended this to me. It's those small moments when a student finally gets something that truly make the day magical.
Kaghma
I was fortunate enough to work with Ruth for about a year before she passed away. Anyone who has met Ruth knows that her spirit transcended her physical disability. This book is only one example of her courage and perserverence. Please, please read this book. It might change your outlook on people with disabilities.
Malahelm
I had the pleasure of working with Ruth in thge 70's and 80's in Belchertown State School. This was before and during the time that people were discovering that she could understand. I worked upstairs in the Infirmary and she lived on the first floor, women. I would come downstairs to lift her onto "the Slab" (a waist high shallow bath tub) when it was bathing time. My arm span was such that when I lifted her it would not hurt her rigid body. Her intense, searching eyes. I can see them still. We were so nieve back then. IQ tests were not able to read the intelligence of non speaking people.
Perongafa
Ruth Sienkiewicz-Mercer is, in my estimation, one of the most remarkable women about whom I have ever read. Not only did she survive separation from a loving but misinformed family and the horrors of Belchertown State School, Mrs. Sienkiewicz-Mercer accomplished something seldom achieved by the institutionalized disabled. She not only left the institution, she rose high above it. In this book she uses her eyes to tell her story.
I am saddened to report that Ruth Sienkiewicz-Mercer passed away in the summer of 1998. She never spoke her entire life but she will be sorely missed by those she reached with her words. Many thanks to Steven Kaplan for helping her tell her story.
Urllet
For anyone who wonders why people who have disabilities fight so desperately against institutional care, this book will show you why! Dehumanization, being cut off from friends and family, rejected by society, this book shows it all. Thank God that this book also describes the way out. Like Joseph, thrown in the pit, sold into slavery, and thought dead for years by his father; we will be free!
Gavirim
I could not put this down. Moving account of a person's struggle to be seen and heard!! I am a Professor of Special Education at SUNY Plattsburgh and all my students are required to read this book.
Ghile
It was the most inspiring book that I have read. I hope everyone out there will get a chance to read this book.
This is an amazing story, and it is well written. It is a rare insight into the lives of non-speaking people and the struggles of people with severe speech and physical impairments. Parts of it are pretty intense--frightening even. But Ruth just shines through. This book inspires me.
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