Karen Killilea and her family
October 1, 2008 1:00 PM Subscribe
This post piqued my interest, as I'd always presumed I was "the only one" who'd read these books.
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Many, many years ago I got a First Communion gift from my ultra-Catholic grandmother of the paperback editions of both Karen
and With Love from Karen
To be honest, the discounted price stamped inside of the front covers and the ragged condition of the books told me how much thought Grandma had put into her gift, so it was many years before I actually read them. But once I finally read the story of the Killilea family I learned about a condition called cerebral palsy
, which I'd heard of but was unfamiliar with. Reading those books introduced me to the concept of occupational therapy
, which I'd never really thought of before (to be honest, I've always taken such tasks as buttoning a buton for granted). In any case, Marie's books were so personal and intriguing to me that in the back of my mind I'd always wondered "Whatever happened to...?"