Think bullies were mean to you? Consider what it would have been like if you had a “different” face. When Crack of dawn has a fast-growing tumor got rid of shortly after birth, it not only reshapes the left half of her face, leaving it deconstructed and paralyzed; it reshapes her entire life.
Teased, mocked and bullied all the way through her childhood and tortured by a co-dependent relationship as a young adult, Facing Up to This can be a story familiar to many, but Crack of dawn Shaw faced it all with permanent facial paralyses and years of painful reconstructive surgeries. Having a look at Crack of dawn, it’s easy to Consider a lifetime of isolation and despair, but in this triumphant memoir, Crack of dawn Shaw chronicles her journey to self-acceptance, finding love and wholeness. The message is clear: if she could withstand the cards she was once dealt, someone can.