We sold 111 copies of Finding Matthew at the launch, the biggest author signing event yet at Chapters Oakville. Matthew has a lot of fans.
Please let your readers know that Finding Matthew can be purchased online at Chapters/Indigo (here) and Amazon (here). It is also a downloadable book. Anyone who doesn’t want to buy the book online can contact me directly, and I’d be glad to send or deliver a signed copy to them.
All profits from the book will be going to charity. The agency that supported Matthew – Brampton Caledon Community Living – couldn’t have been more supportive financially and emotionally.
A child with brain damage, a young man with mental illness, a son and a brother with extraordinary courage by Donna Kirk
During the first few weeks after Matthew Kirk was born – brain-damaged as a result of oxygen deprivation during delivery – the doctors advised his parents, Donna and Ed Kirk, to put him in an institution, have another baby as soon as possible, and get on with their life.
But what the doctors didn't understand was that Matthew was their life. Indeed, as he grew, he would surprise everyone with his athletic good looks, spirited personality, and supreme ability to create joy and love as so many people gathered around to help him throug
h his physical and
Now, with the publication of this clear-eyed, laugh-inducing, and heart-tugging book, Donna Kirk recounts the story — the love story — of how she and her family found Matthew, and how he found them.Donna Kirk is also the author of short stories, which have been published in The Daily American, Ars Medica, CommuterLit, and Quick Brown Fox. She is also a former entrepreneur, having co-founded a company which sold tennis clothing to most of the tennis clubs in the GTA over a 15-year period. She lives with her husband, Ed, in Oakville, Ontario.
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