Fate was working against little Brian Mauretti. The food that was meant to nourish him was poisoning him instead, and the doctors said the damage was devastating and absolute. Fate had written off Brian. But fate didn’t count on a woman as determined as Brian’s grandmother, Angela DiMartino who everyone knew as Mama. Loving her grandson with everything she had, Mama endeavored to battle fate. Fate had no idea what it was in for.
I loved this story so much it was told with such emotion. When Brian Mauretti was born he had trouble digesting formula and was put on a diet of soy formula. Little did the doctors know the soy formula was causing him more damage and in the end Brian fought hard for everything he had and was diagnosed as being a vegatable unable to do anything. Well Grandma Angela DiMartino had other plans. She made a deal with God that Brian would talk, walk, and not be crippled by the Doctors. When they (doctors) said little Brian couldn’t and wouldn’t do things Mama would say Brian will succeed. And succeed he did. While it took him longer Brian crawled, talked, and did all things babies do he just did them later. This book was so emotional as many family members come to terms with Brian’s situation and put Brian’s needs first to show that having a good attitude can yield positive results. I was so moved reading this book! What a tear jerker!