Miles from the Sideline

A Mother’s Journey with Her Special Needs Daughter

by Maura Weis, with Jessica Trobaugh Temple ’92 (Sorin Books)

miles_from_the_sideline.jpgMaura Weis does not join her husband, Notre Dame football coach Charlie Weis, and their son, Charlie Jr., in the stadium on game day. For good reason—daughter Hannah, diagnosed with global developmental delay, is frightened of crowds.

Here, with candor, joy and sorrow, Maura Weis unfolds the challenges and blessings of raising a special needs daughter.

Maura Weis is the co-founder and chair of Hannah & Friends, which she and her husband started in 2003 to honor their daughter and all people with special needs.

(May 2008)