My Diary: Emily Owen
Emily Owen was an energetic teenager who loved music - and life. But dreams of becoming a teacher, enjoying music and sport all crashed as she was given the shocking news that she had NF2 which had caused tumours in...
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Emily Owen was an energetic teenager who loved music - and life. But dreams of becoming a teacher, enjoying music and sport all crashed as she was given the shocking news that she had NF2 which had caused tumours in her brain that would lead to deafness.
Emily's life would be completely different from the one she had planned. But she had a choice. Could she let go of the life she had hoped to live - and live a life wholly focused on God?
Written as diary entries, older children can see first-hand how Emily learnt to trust God in all her circumstances. Emily's story demonstrates that even though life might not work out as expected, God has a plan - and there are still everyday rainbows to be found.
:Hi, I'm Emily.
I loved music and sport at school and wanted to be a teacher when I grew up. But then I discovered that I had a serious illness. I needed lots of operations which changed my life forever. Suddenly my life was going to be very different to the one I had planned. Would I still be able to trust God?
I wrote a diary to help me remember what happened, how I felt, and how God helped me. I hope it might help you to see how God is with you too.
P.S. It's alright if you read my diary, but I don't want anyone else to see it, OK?
Content Benefits: Written as diary entries, children can see first-hand how Emily learnt to trust God in all her circumstances and learn that even though life might not work out as expected, God always has a plan.
A real-life story of difficulty, disability and hope Covers issues such as self-image, self-worth, loss, faith, perseverance and mental health Questions at the end of the book help start conversations around these topics Looks at how a teenager dealt with becoming deaf and faced serious health issues Told in a first person, diary format Includes line drawings Shows that God is with us even in the worst of circumstances Encourages readers to be thankful everyday Ideal for Sunday School prizes or gifts Suitable for schools to use in RE or PHSE Suitable for children aged 8-11 Binding - Paperback Pages - 208 Publisher - Authentic Media
Emily Owen grew up in Leicester. Aged 16, she was diagnosed with a rare neurological condition, neurofibromatosis type 2, which has led to numerous operations and left her deaf. Emily speaks at meetings and events, both Christian and secular, and enjoys sharing her life experiences. She is also a trustee of the Neuro Foundation which supports those living with neurofibromatosis.