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On the day their son was born Rich and Cindy Reisenauer were advised to institutionalize him. Alex had been diagnosed with frightening and unpredictable condition with the indecipherable name of Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum. Simply put, Alex was missing an integral portion of his brain—the band of nerve fibers that connects the two hemispheres. The Reisenauers chose to take their newborn home to join his two brothers, and face the daily hardships and minor miracles of life with AgCC as a family. Every aspect of Alex’s condition presented developmental, medical, social, educational and vocational challenges. Hard fought for successes highlight his life of achievement. This poignant and inspirational memoir, written by Alex and his mother, Cindy, tells how their family came to know the person Alex is, and how they helped him become the person he could be. KNOWING ALEX Life with Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum is a story of love and family, friendship and understanding, perseverance and triumph over adversity.

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Knowing Alex: Life with Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum
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We are all different but the same.
June 26th, 2013
Born with the same birth defect as Alex, I can relate to many of his childhood woes. Unlike Alex, I learned about my ACC years later. Reading about Alex does give the reader an understanding to what life is like. I would like everyone to get a copy of this book and see for yourself.
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