Benefiting the UCP Heartland Mission 

DEAR RYAN

BY RYAN'S MOM

THERESA JEEVANJEE Ph.D. C.S.J.A.

A Book About Hope

Raising a child is never easy. Raising a child with a disability shared with virtually no one else in the world…is a bit more challenging. It is the author’s profound hope that everyone, whether living with a child with disabilities or not, learns that with hope, courage, faith and a large dose of humor anything is possible.

Proceeds from the sale of “Dear Ryan” are being donated to UCP Heartland. This book is meant as an emotional and practical resource for those who care for and love someone with a disability. Although, truly, it is a book for everyone.

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WHY DID GOD MAKE ME

BY JOHN GROEBL

A gardener and a poet, John Raymond Groebl was born in 1930 with Cerebral Palsy. He never let CP define him, typing with just one finger and using a red wagon to assist with gardening. After his passing, Mr. Groebl’s family compiled his poetry into a book called “Why Did God Make Me? In one passage, he writes: “My books and discussions with people have taught me that WE are the makers of our own prison…or our own freedom.”
Through the generosity of Mr. Groebl’s family, UCP Heartland is the beneficiary of book sales from “Why Did God Make Me?”

You can purchase a copy of the book on Amazon and explore the world through John’s creative and nurturing perspective while supporting other people living with disabilities.

Proceeds Benefit UCP Heartland

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Ryan with his family

Ryan Enjoying a Gift

Author Theresa Jeevanjee P.h.D., C.S.J.A. (Ryan’s Mom)

John’s immediate and extended family showed him great care and acceptance. L-R: Marie (John’s mother), John, Sr. Louise Benecke and John

John’s backyard world

John at his typewriter