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Here is a synopsis taken from the back of the book's dust jacket:

"Holly Fiscus Forlenza has never spoken a word in her life - the only sound she makes is laughter. In 1991, at the age of two, she was diagnosed with profound mental retardation and still requires 24/7 care. She is sweet, intuitive, gentile, and silent. In 2011 she began typing on a simple keyboard. Suddenly she was unlocked expressing her insight and wisdom. Scientists, educators, doctors and therapists are unable to explain this phenomenon, and yet it is unfolding before our eyes. With quiet determination and the help of an aide, Holly typed one finger at a time, "I want a platform to teach about love" which was the inspiration for this book. Through this book, Holly is sharing one of life's greatest lessons - to love yourself enough to never give up. Holly has also written the lyrics of a song titled "God Sings you Home" which was arranged and recorded by the award winning singer/songwriter Megan Burtt. Holly continues to express her commitment to empower people to believe in themselves and the everlasting power of love. Holly-luiah!"

Click on the "Web Links" tab above to learn more about both the book, and Holly herself. By exploring her website, you can hear her song and learn how to book she and her Mom for a speaking engagement.
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