I Believe I Can Fly

The Amazing Life of Aaron Stephenson

by Sally-Anne Stephenson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/28/2007

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 292
ISBN : 9781425962708

About the Book

This book is to celebrate the amazing life of Aaron Stephenson.  Aaron was born with an extremely rare syndrome but defied the odds to lead a full and active childhood. 

Diagnosed with a  muscle wasting condition at 7 years old, he ignored all the doctors and lived his life to the full.  Aaron didn't just meet life head on, but wrestled it to the ground and beat it into submission. 

He was the one who made sure we went to swim with the dolphins every year. Aaron enjoyed, a wide range of sports, including rock climbing and canoeing. He jetted off to Lourdes a couple of times, loved Disney World and we even went to Lapland to meet Father Christmas where he lives.

"Limited" was just not a word that sprang to mind when you thought about Aaron.

Aaron did more, and touched the lives and hearts of more people in 14 years than most people could possibly hope to in 90 years. 

As Aaron's Daddy said to me afterwards, and I have quoted in the book "the only thing worse than losing Aaron would be never to had him in the first place".

Peaceful now and swimming with his beloved dolphins for ever, our angel, the brightest star; Aaron.  We love you!

About the Author

I am Sally Stephenson and I live in London with my husband and four children. As a full time Mum with two disabled children, life isn't always calm and peaceful, but it's certainly full, and exactly how I want it to be.  I have learnt all my most important lessons from my wonderful children, they 'define me' shall we say.

Losing Aaron has been the hardest thing that we have had to go through as a family. In so many ways I feel so terribly lost without him, but we are not quitters, Aaron taught us that.

When we lost Aaron, I found myself sitting at the computer for hours at a time, writing down all the things that we had been through as a family.  Things I'd even forgotten myself at times. If one person gets some help or inspiration from this book, then I will be very proud of us all.

But mainly I want the world to know what a special boy Aaron was, and still is to hundreds of people across the globe. He inspired thousands of people, and I want him to continue doing that. He had a strength that I have never seen equalled and doubt that I ever will!

I have writen as a hobby for years, but in between the children and the house and being in my third year of a phsycology degree, to name but a few things going on in my life. I don't always have the time to dedicate as much time to it as I would like.

This is something that I needed to do for all of us.