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Heaven Sent and Bent
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Motherhood is one of the hardest jobs on the planet, but one of the most important ones as well. What do you do when your child doesn’t live up to society’s expectations of perfection and instead, gives you gifts beyond measure?

When Rene’ Steelman’s sixth child was born, he looked perfect on the outside. Yet, the inside of his body was damaged by Cerebral Palsy and other health challenges. In her book Heaven Sent and Bent, Rene’ shares the story of her life with a house full of imperfect children and grandchildren. This is a book of faith, humor, and inspiration for any mother who has struggled, loved her children fiercely, and laughed through her tears. "Every child is a gift, but sometimes not the one we expected.
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Don't Box Me In: Rene Steelman
Rene is the mother of six children. Her sixth was born with Cerebral Palsy and severe disabilities. He is now 30. The journey of dealing with and coping with this life style change and life changing event inspired her to share her story in Heaven Sent & Bent – Becoming a Mother of Strength.
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Rene' Steelman
Rene’ Steelman is a professional speaker, radio show host, writer and the mother of six children. A veteran of the US Navy where she served as a photographer, her love of visual art led her to a quasi-career in interior design until the call of her true occupation, motherhood, demanded full attention. She and her husband live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and take advantage of all it has to offer, including a great airport where they can leave the rainy weather occasionally.

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