My second son was born with Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH) which changed the course of our lives. His brave journey, and a lack of information and support for parents, inspired me to write ‘Cast Life – A Parent’s Guide to Hip Dysplasia’ to help others and raise awareness of this common but unrepresented condition.
When a child is diagnosed with DDH you experience a range of emotions and responses. Once the shock wears off, you want to understand not only the condition, but also what the future holds for your child and how you can ensure they have healthy hips for life.
Together with the help of leading orthopaedic surgeons, experts and other parents, I believe Cast Life covers everything parents, carers and even professionals, need to know about DDH.
I don’t bombard readers with medical jargon, but equip them with the knowledge and facts they need to understand and get to grips with DDH. From symptoms and explanations of the condition, to details of the treatments involved, it is all in there in black and white.
Cast Life is published by Nell James Publishing and available from Amazon, Waterstones and outlets around the world.
Cast Life now has an International following and a string of five star reviews:
What can I say? This book is a total lifeline for any parent, family or carer looking after a child with ddh. I have ddh myself but when my daughter was diagnosed I was totally overwhelmed. This book made me so much more prepared and able to cope with the challenges I was facing. dont hesitate to buy this if you need support, it will hold your hand through the treatments you may go through.”
“As a Children’s Physiotherapist I highly recommend this book to the parents and carers of children affected by DDH. It is a very readable book which not only covers lots of relevant practical information and expert advise but also discusses the emotional impact a diagnosis of DDH has on the whole family. It should be available as a resource in all hospitals and clinics that treat DDH.”
Natalie Trice Communications organised the launch of Cast Life and went onto secured reams of International media coverage including pieces for:
I have been commissioned to write two more books with Nell James Publishing and expect the first to be out in 2019.
My first book, was an e-book and is entitled Writing a Press Release – An Art, Not Rocket Science.