The Chicken Who Saved Us
The true story of an autistic boy with a body under siege by mysterious illness, and the chicken who saved his life.
Heartbreakingly beautiful the gift of the human animal bond.” Temple Grandin, Author, researcher, consultant and world-renowned autism spokesperson
Eight-year-old Andrew was autistic and bilingual. He spoke English and Chicken. But the day he told his pet chicken Frightful that his body was trying to kill him, Andrew’s family and an entire medical community were launched into a decade-long quest for answers. This honest memoir of fierce and faithful parenting takes readers on a heartfelt journey through chronic illness and Asperger’s syndrome to discover the healing bond between a boy and his chicken. Navigating the complex landscape of modern medicine and genetics, through a rare diagnosis of Trisomy 8 Mosaicism and an experimental bone marrow transplant, readers venture to places where chickens talk, superheroes come alive, and a boy on the brink of death finds the courage to survive.