Channel 7 news did a story on Alair, Sharon, Robbie and Goldie at 11:00 Oct 31. The goal to buy a farm that not only helps the family but also other children.
“I couldn’t put the book down after I started it!” Is the most common comment we have heard from people who have read the book. What follows is an e-mail sent to family related to those in “My Best Friend Goldie”:
Well, thanks to Alair I didn’t have to do my Saturday house cleaning until after lunch! In the morning I threw in a load of wash and started reading her book. I read the entire book in one sitting. (I don’t remember ever doing that before!) I only put it down for a bathroom break and to wipe the tears from my eyes. They were tears of joy, disbelief, sadness, and amazement. I even read through breakfast and lunch. (I guess I should have at least had breakfast before I picked up the book!) Continue reading
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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
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.