About the Book
This powerful and poignant memoir teaches readers to celebrate every small victory, savor every chaotic moment, and recognize the profound impact of a kind word.
Before becoming a mother, Leah Witman Moore would zoom through the day with her to-do list in hand, happily teaching high school students, and returning home to her loving husband, Zachary.
Then their first child, Jordan, was born with an extremely rare syndrome called Cri Du Chat. And when their twin boys, Austin and Oliver, were born four years later, they found themselves surrounded by neurosurgeons and oncologists, once again testing the resolve of their sanity and their marriage.
In Loving You Big, Leah Witman Moore recounts how she learns to balance the joys and sorrows of her life as she navigates between wig-clad dance parties and the painful loss of loved ones. This powerful and poignant memoir teaches readers to celebrate every small victory, savor every chaotic moment, and recognize the profound impact of a kind word.
"In her beautiful and inspiring memoir, Leah Moore, mother of a child with a rare chromosomal disorder, invites us into her journey as they beat the predictions with bravery, vulnerability, and above all, humor."
-Nicola Kraus, #1 New York Times bestselling author, The Nanny Diaries
"Leah Moore [chooses] daily to meet her challenges with a hum rather than sob ... and a robust collection of wigs."
- Jeni Decker, author of I Wish I Were Engulfed in Flames: My Insane Life Raising Two Boys With Autism
"... By giving voice to the voiceless, Moore has provided a gift to readers who can relate to her experiences firsthand, as well as those who cannot. This book touched me deeply, and I didn't want to put it down."
- Susie Orman Schnall, author of The Subway Girls and We Came Here to Shine
"An intimate portrait of boundless parental love and resilience told with humor, wit, and a deep understanding of our humanity. ... You will be transformed by it."
-Diana Kupershmit, author of Emma's Laugh
"... a wonderful joining of the medical complexity of cri du chat [syndrome] and the universal simplicity of a mother who loves her child."
-Dr. Jennifer Ewen Frank, Chief Medical Officer, Clinically Integrated Network, Theda Care