Torn Apart - The Heartbreaking Story of a Childhood Lost

Author(s): James Patterson

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Cory Friedman was an ordinary fun-loving little boy. A fateful March morning in 1989 started just like any other but later that day, he started to feel very different. The course of his life was set to change. It started with an irresistible urge to shake his head, and before long, his body became a volatile, explosive and unpredictable force. Overtaken by physical urges, tics and compulsions, the bright young boy started to feel and look like a puppet on a string. Cory had developed a rare combination of Tourette Syndrome, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Anxiety Disorder and other neurological conditions. The life he knew had been torn apart and his family was left watching him suffer. Desperate to help and hopeful of a cure, they embarked on a fifteen-year plight which took them beyond breaking point. Cory was seen by thirteen doctors who in total prescribed sixty potent medicines. He was mistakenly sent to a psychiatric ward and on the brink of utter despair, he and his family decided to try a form of intervention that had never been tried in cases such as Cory's: he was sent to a wilderness survival camp in a bitter, unforgiving snowy Utah winter. This felt like their final chance. Torn Apart is a true story of one family's courage, heartbreak, sacrifice and ultimately, triumph.

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General Fields

  • : 9781846054020
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Century
  • : 0.527
  • : September 2008
  • : 2.5 Centimeters X 16.1 Centimeters X 24.2 Centimeters
  • : books

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  • : James Patterson
  • : Hardback
  • : 618.9283092
  • : 304