Leigh and Renee want to give you hope.
Leigh was 5 years old when he was diagnosed with Hyperkinetic syndrome, now known as Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. This was in 1979 when not a lot of information was available to help children like Leigh. No one had much confidence that he would succeed in life. But Leigh refused to be a failure. He did things...a little different than the other kids. But he found his path.
Renee used to listen to her husband tell light-hearted stories from his childhood to a friend whose child had been diagnosed with severe ADHD. Tales that were humorous and sometimes raw but had a common thread...they gave her hope. Hope that her child would overcome the adversity associated with this disorder...and eventually refer to it as the 'advantage' that Leigh claimed it was.
They wrote a book together called "Spaz". It's not only filled with stories but it has a healthy dose of science too. Research and studies blend with anecdotes from his past, allowing you to see the struggles and realities of living with ADHD.
Who would like this book? Anyone touched by ADHD. The anxious parent. The frustrated teacher. The forgetful adult who always wondered if maybe...
You can meet the authors at Piranha Killer Sushi on Saturday, Oct 21 in Flower Mound starting at 6pm on the patio. They have designed a special drink called the "Spaz" in honor of the occasion.
You can find their book on their website or on Amazon.