The book is about the short and meaningful life of Simon Dominic Crosier, his family and his wonderful caregivers. But more importantly, this story documents the family’s battle to advocate for their precious son against a sometimes difficult and indifferent medical community. Simon was born on September 7, 2010, in St. Louis, Missouri. He was diagnosed with Trisomy 18, and lived for three memorable months before passing away in December 2010. Despite his disabilities, Simon had a huge impact on all who came into contact with him.
The Crozier family had to overcome challenges put in their way by the medical community and even extended family members who never valued Simon’s fragile existence the way they did. Author Sheryl Crosier's hope is that this story will help motivate health-care professionals and anyone else that reads this account. The lives of children, regardless of their diagnosis, possess inherent dignity and value, and they deserve the best care our advanced country has to offer.
All Star Press - Books that Change Lives - is honored to publish the e-book version of "I Am Not a Syndrome - My Name is Simon." It is a truly inspirational and moving story that we believe will touch many lives.
"Be prepared for smiles, laughter and tears. This is a book well written by an amazing trisomy Mom!"
Alex Hauber, Executive director Trisomy Advocacy Group