Episode 26: I am Alive

2 months ago

On this episode of Demand And Disrupt, Lisa speaks with Canadian author Franke James about her latest book, Freeing Teresa, a true story of heartbreak and triumph. When Franke’s younger sister Teresa was placed in a nursing home against her will by their other siblings, Franke knew she had to act in order to protect Teresa’s civil liberties. Franke recognized that the nursing home was no place for a 49 year old woman with down syndrome who could still make decisions for herself, so she setout to insure that Teresa’s voice would not go unheard. Listen to learn how Franke helped free her sister and what Teresa is doing today.

The book "Freeing Teresa: A True Story about My Sister and Me." is available from Amazon here.

Thanks to Chris Ankin for use of his song, “Change.”

The book "A Celebration of Family: Stories of Parents with Disabilities." is available from Amazon here.

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Thanks to Steve Moore for the transcription which you can find in the show notes below when they become available.

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Kimberly Parsley