width=230Inspiring autobiography by a Cerebral Palsied woman

There was great excitement at our Head Office when June Neuhoff presented us with an autographed copy of her book, The Real Me – an autobiography of her life as a Cerebral Palsied person.

A big ‘thank you’ to all our generous friends and supporters who contributed to make publication of this book possible. Copies are available from The KZN Cerebral Palsy Association at R125 each, please email us at admin@kzncerebralpalsy.co.za – or you can buy direct from www.kalahari.com or www.amazon.com .

June is also available to speak to your staff, church group or clubs. Please contact our Director, Ina Borstlap, on 031 700 3956 for more information.

In her thought-provoking book, June relates her painful journey from sheltered, happy baby years through humiliation, heartache, shattered dreams and social stigmas to become a whole, confident woman who defends the cause of the downtrodden.

She describes the long road travelled with many questions asked as to why God would not heal her of her deafness, speech impediment and Cerebral Palsy. Despite having eventually been diagnosed as having above average intelligence, the label of mental retardation followed her in life with years of ridicule from her peers at school and into early adulthood.

Throughout her childhood and early womanhood, June had to face obstacles that would have derailed the average person. This had a profound effect on her, and impacted on her self-esteem for many years as she tried to fit in, be accepted and feel normal.

Again and again she came up against the prejudice of society, and the unthinking cruelty of uninformed persons. Nevertheless, she fought her way through to be accepted by her schoolmates, and eventually society.

She learned that God has a plan for each one of us – and that He heals in His way, not necessarily what you want, but what you need.

A handful of pivotal people taught her to believe in herself, convincing her that she was special and walked alongside her to a life of victory. The God whom her father denied existed, featured significantly in her life. With His help she grew to become the woman of self-worth that she is today. Her story both challenges and encourages the reader, always guiding them gently to Jesus.

“I am at peace now I have accepted the ‘Real Me’ and hope that I inspire you through this book – that you too will see that all things are possible through God,” she says.

[ Posted 27 February 2013 ]

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