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The story behind the book “My Best Friend Goldie”

A single mother with two autistic children battling cancer wrote a book with her daughter. It is not about the struggles, but instead about the miracles and gratitude in their lives.  They find help in an unlikely place, the barnyard.  Here they not only encountered a miracle that gave them new life, they also found ways to overcome many struggles and met a warm community.  The book gives insights of innovative methods to provide therapy for children with autism.  Their story will inspire you, make you laugh and make you cry.  For many families it will provide helpful resources for dealing with persons with disabilities.  This story will be a gift to families with similar challenges. Continue reading


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Description: Alair Laree Bergman was born with multiple challenges including Autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, OCD, sensory integration dysfunction, and auditory processing disorder. A miracle occurred in her life when she found an unusual talent in working with chickens and farm animals. As the story unfolds you will learn about an amazing community that helped her along and her Mother’s journey to get her where she needed to be, in spite of losing their home, dealing with cancer and unyielding crisis. Against all odds this young girl, rose to levels of success with the friendship of a very special friend, a chicken named Goldie.