"A Unique Life Fully Lived"
Lorrin was born in Newport Beach, California, March 15, 1994. At six weeks, Lorrin had an adverse reaction to her one and only DPT vaccination. The vaccine attacked her brain, leaving her with severe brain damage. The doctors never had hope for Lorrin’s future. A Unique Life Fully Lived by Karen Kain, Lorrin's mother, is the story of Lorrin's life and that of her family as they struggled to cope with Lorrin's new reality.The doctors never had hope for Lorrin’s future. They suggested Karen get on with her life. Feeling abandoned by modern medicine, Karen turned to alternative treatments and spiritual guidance. Despite all of Karen’s best efforts, Lorrin continued to have horrible episodes of uncontrolled seizures that would land them in the hospital for days.
It has been Karen’s dream to share the lessons that Lorrin taught her about love, faith and courage. She is a parent advocate for children of disability and travels around the county inspiring families with her personal story of raising a medically fragile, vaccine-injured daughter as a single mom. Karen shares how she bridged the gap from special needs to creating mainstream experiences in all arenas of life for Lorrin: best friends, slumber parties, concerts, camping, beauty pageants, Girl Scouts, school dances, musicals and endless travels. . Her book describes the unique and extraordinary life experiences that Karen created for Lorrin and the strong bond and soul connection between mother and daughter that continues to this day.
Karen will be speaking at New Renaissance Book Store on Saturday at 7:00 pm. New Renaissance is located at 1338 NW 23rd Ave in Portland.
On Sunday Karen will be speaking at the Beaverton Barnes and Noble located at 18300 NW Evergreen Parkway from 1:00pm-4:00pm.