We Climbed Every Mountain

We Climbed Every Mountain

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Don a Bonnie Peterson were both born with cerebral palsy; at a time when little was known about this condition. Don spent the first 14 years of his life in and out of hospitals undergoing surgeries the medical profession thought qmightq correct his deformities. Bonnie progressed through the public school system with her own set of challenges since public education for the disabled was not a common occurrence during the 50s and 60s. Don and Bonnie both went on to college. A mutual friend insisted they meet each other and two years later they were married. Don worked as a tax examiner for I.R.S. for 30 years and Bonnie started a secretarial service to help with the family income. They raised two fine boys and now enjoy the blessings of 9 grandchildren. Even though cerebral palsy is not a progressive condition, Don's physical condition deteriorate over the last 15-20 years of his life till by the time he passed away (December 2011) he was unable to do anything for himself; he was fed through a feeding tube, was on oxygen 24 hours a day and had a tracheotomy for suctioning. Bonnie did most all of Don's care up until about a year before his death when the 24/7 schedule became more than any one person could do. But together they climbed and conquered every mountain.We had spent the last couple days, before leaving Ogden, telling our many friends and my family good-bye and then went to Buhl, Idaho to tell Dona#39;s family and frienda#39;s good-bye. Dona#39;s mother had made arrangements to drive to California withanbsp;...

Title:We Climbed Every Mountain
Author:Bonnie Peterson
Publisher:Author House - 2011-08-31


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