We're very proud to share that we have a published author working at the Kaimuki YMCA!
It's our very own Healthy Start Room staff, Leslie Sharp.
Her book, "A Failure to Thrive," is her personal account of the Canadian Blood Disaster. Learn more below!
To pre-order her book, use our Contact Form!
Cost is $15.50.
She will be selling and signing her books - and $3 from each book sale will go to our Annual Campaign.
Keep updated through our social media channels on the book signing.
The story cuts back and forth between lawyered-up opponents and Jarad’s slow and horrific decline—at his worst, weighing a mere forty-six pounds at age twelve and only weeks from death.
This book is about a Canadian national health tragedy, but it is also a story that crosses borders to anywhere bureaucrats decide how taxpayer dollars will be spent at the expense of public safety. It’s an inside look at backroom government failures and cover-ups; it is also the story of how these failures affected one very sick boy and his family.
Leslie Sharp invites readers into her home and shares, with raw honesty, the struggles and triumphs of a family in the face of crisis. We watch Leslie and Peter’s marriage dissolve. We cheer for Leslie when, after their divorce, she reclaims her health, losing over a hundred pounds, and moves to Honolulu, Hawaii, to start over as a small business owner. The story ends on a high note, reporting that a healthy Jarad Gibbenhuck spent his early twenties living in Whistler Village, British Columbia, where he worked for a snowboard outfitter and competed in snowboarding competitions. This year, Jarad turned thirty and moved to Vancouver Island, British Columbia, where he works at a surf and skate shop."
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