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  • ISBN 009947879X
  • ISBN13 978-0099478799
  • Language English
  • Author Stephen Venables
  • Publisher Arrow (January 23, 2007)
  • Pages 400
  • Formats azw lit doc lrf
  • Category Biography
  • Size ePub 1254 kb
  • Size Fb2 1489 kb
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 172

An exceptionally moving story about a courageous autistic boy, and the effect he had on all who knew him, written by his father, a successful mountaineer.“Like the swallows, Ollie came in the spring and left in the autumn. Dancing, singing, swooping — there was something birdlike about his energy, joy and laughter — but also the fleeting, transitory, enigmatic quality of his life. At the age of two he lost the ability to speak, when autism turned his life — and ours — into a baffling challenge. Then at four he almost died from Leukemia. Chemotherapy worked its magic, but at six he had a relapse. He fought hard and made a full recovery. Then, just six months from the Official All Clear, a brain tumour was discovered. After a brave struggle, he died very suddenly. His body had gone into meltdown. He was twelve.“This is not a story of passive suffering or failure. Ollie had extraordinary courage. Time after time he bounced back, determined to enjoy life. He had astonishing endurance.”“I would like to explore the journey we made with Ollie and to tell his story. Unlike a mountaineer, pursuing extreme experiences for self-gratification, he had difficulty thrust upon him — his courage was real. For me, too, although I did not have to do all the physical pain and suffering, the journey was far more compelling than any expedition.”From the Hardcover edition.

Not knowing much about autism myself this appears to be a good book for an insight into the life of a family with a child with this. Very funny in parts, very technical in others and overall very sa. orth a read.

Like the swallows, our son Ollie came in the spring and left in the autumn  . Not knowing much about autism myself this appears to be a good book for an insight into the life of a family with a child with this. Oct 21, 2015 RJ rated it really liked it.

The exceptionally moving, brilliantly written story of the brief, courageous life of Ollie, the autistic son of one of Britain's most successful mountaineers, and of his effect on all who knew him. See all Product description.

This is the story of the journey we made with Ollie. Unlike a mountaineer, pursuing extreme experiences out of choice, he had difficulty thrust upon him: he was forced to be brave. He began climbing while at Oxford in the early seventies, and has written eight books about his mountain travels, winning the Boardman Tasker Prize, the King Albert Medal and the Grand Award at Banff International Mountain Literature Festival.

He began climbing while at Oxford in the early seventies, and has written eight books about his mountain travels, winning the Boardman Tasker Prize, the King Albert Medal and the Grand Award at Banff International Mountain Literature Festival. He has also appeared in several television documentaries and the IMAX movie, Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure.

At two, Ollie lost all his speech, as autism turned his life into a baffling challenge.

Books : Ollie: The True Story of a Brief and Courageous Life (Paperback). At two, Ollie lost all his speech, as autism turned his life into a baffling challenge. Ollie had extraordinary courage and endurance. Time after time he bounced back, determined to enjoy life. He was obstinate, mischievous, playful, flirtatious, quixotic, funny. This is the story of the journey of Ollie. Arrow, Random House UK. Book Format.

Stephen Venables is best known as the mountaineer who in 1988 became the first Briton to climb Everest without . A heartwarming story of an autistic child, who also has cancer,an excellent insight of both parents and Ollie living and coping so well with both illnesses. This book makes you think how lucky so many of us are, but we still complain.

An exceptionally moving story about a courageous autistic boy, and the effect he had . Ollie: The inspiring story of a special child. Stephen Venables, one of the world's most respected mountaineers and a prize-winning author, has written his most compelling book

Ollie: The inspiring story of a special child. by Stephen Veneables. Stephen Venables, one of the world's most respected mountaineers and a prize-winning author, has written his most compelling book.

Ollie: The True Story of a Brief and Courageous Life, Hutchinson, 2006, (ISBN 009947879X). Venables interviewed on UKClimbing. Mount Everest Interview with Stephen Venables. Voices from the Mountains, Reader's Digest, 2006, (ISBN 076210810X). with Chris Bonington) Meetings with Mountains: Remarkable Face-to-face Encounters with the World's Peaks, Cassell, 2006, (ISBN 1844034496).

His life was the subject of Venables's tenth book Ollie, published in 2006. Everest – Summit of Achievement Bloomsbury 2003 (ISBN 0747562237). Ollie: The True Story of a Brief and Courageous Life, Hutchinson, 2006, (ISBN 009947879X). 1996 Banff Mountain Book Festival (Grand Prize), Himalaya Alpine-Style: The Most Challenging Routes on the Highest Peaks.

Stephen Venables (born 2 May 1954) is a British mountaineer and writer . His life was the subject of Venables's tenth book Ollie, published in 2006.

Stephen Venables (born 2 May 1954) is a British mountaineer and writer, and is a past president of the South Georgia Association and of the Alpine Club. In 1988, Venables became the first Briton to ascend the summit of Mount Everest without bottled oxygen. Voices from the Mountains, Reader's Digest, 2006

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Cordabor
Ollie: the inspiring story of a special child is about a boy who was diagnosed as autistic at two, found to have leukaemia a couple of years later, and who, after years of remission, was then found to have a fatal brain tumour, and who died aged 12 in October 2003. Stephen and Rosie have a huge capacity for joy (as well as - obviously - for sorrow), an enormous gift for laughter.

I've just finished reading it, and found it profoundly moving, harrowing, uplifting, at times laugh-out-loud funny, inspiring, humbling. Nothing faintly special-needs worthy; it may be the best thing Stephen has ever written; he's won all sorts of prizes for various of his mountaineering books).

Ollie dances his way through the pages of the book, showing us all that autism and special needs do not mean doom and gloom every day of the week. Stephen is heart-breakingly frank about the effects of autism, illness, allergy and exhaustion on everyone else in the family.

It is essential reading for everyone involved in the care of children with autism, with leukaemia and other cancers, for parents seeking inspiration in solving the particular difficulties they may be facing in bringing up their children, and for the many people who have heard Stephen lecture, or who have read his books. This one shows the humanity of the man like no other.
Yndanol
Stephen Venables, one of the world's most respected mountaineers and a prize-winning author, has written his most compelling book. It is the extraordinary account of his young son Ollie's ten year long struggle to overcome severe autism, leukemia and the brain tumor that eventually took his life at age 12. Autism-now referred to in the medical literature as Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) because of the wide range in severity of symptoms and distinct subtypes-can strike any family. Ollie's case proved to be exceptionally difficult because of the two forms of cancer that he also battled, always with great courage and almost completely devoid of complaint.

Beyond the great value of adding to our knowledge about one family's encounter with this perplexing disease, anyone who has lost a child or a grandchild-as my wife and I have-can take solace from the story of this remarkable, courageous, lovely boy. Though I previously knew about the unbearably sad outcome, I was not prepared for the tears that streamed down my cheeks when I read the penultimate chapter. In the end, Stephen Venables has graced all of us with this wonderful tribute, not only to Ollie's life and memory, but also to his magnificent wife Rosie who was unrelenting in her 24/7 campaign to make a better life for her son.
Chuynopana
Stephen Venables, one of the world's most respected mountaineers and a prize-winning author, has written his most compelling book. It is the extraordinary account of his young son Ollie's ten year long struggle to overcome severe autism, leukemia and the brain tumor that eventually took his life at age 12. Autism-now referred to in the medical literature as Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) because of the wide range in severity of symptoms and distinct subtypes-can strike any family. Ollie's case proved to be exceptionally difficult because of the two forms of cancer that he also battled, always with great courage and almost completely devoid of complaint.

Beyond the great value of adding to our knowledge about one family's encounter with this perplexing disease, anyone who has lost a child or a grandchild-as my wife and I have-can take solace from the story of this remarkable, courageous, lovely boy. Though I previously knew about the unbearably sad outcome, I was not prepared for the tears that streamed down my cheeks when I read the penultimate chapter. In the end, Stephen Venables has graced all of us with this wonderful tribute, not only to Ollie's life and memory, but also to his magnificent wife Rosie who was unrelenting in her 24/7 campaign to make a better life for her son.
Dugor
"Ollie: the inspiring story of a special child" is about a boy who was diagnosed as autistic at two, found to have leukaemia a couple of years later, and who, after years of remission, was then found to have a fatal brain tumour, and who died aged 12 in October 2003.

Stephen and his wife Rosie have a huge capacity for joy (as well as - obviously - for sorrow), an enormous gift for laughter. So this book is essential reading for everyone involved in the care of children with autism, with leukaemia and other cancers, for parents seeking inspiration in solving the particular difficulties they may be facing in bringing up their children.

I found it profoundly moving, harrowing, uplifting, at times laugh-out-loud funny, inspiring, humbling. Nothing faintly special-needs worthy; it may be the best thing Stephen has ever written; he's won all sorts of prizes for various of his mountaineering books. This one shows the humanity of the man like no other.

Ollie dances his way through the pages of the book, showing us all that autism and special needs do not mean doom and gloom every day of the week. Stephen is heart-breakingly frank about the effects of autism, illness, allergy and exhaustion on everyone else in the family. There's another thing - you have a real sense of Ollie as a person, with his own talents, wishes and desires, not just a "problem" which has to be solved, a "difficulty" to be managed. Ollie climbs daringly, Ollie listens to music, Ollie is as mischievous as any other young boy, Ollie's smile lights up the room.

I couldn't put it down until I finished it, and, several weeks later, I still find myself going back to find and re-read paragraphs.