JoAnn Flanery has worked as a real estate agent, taught classes in crafts and owned and managed a country store. Her hobbies include spinning, weaving, quilting and hooking rugs. She lives in Flagstaff Arizona with her handicapped daughter, Christine.
Parenting A Parent is an autobiographical story that begins when JoAnn’s mother, who has dementia, moves in with her. JoAnn found herself caring for her aging parent and her disabled daughter. This is the inspiring true story of what happened during the next five years of intensely difficult trials and hardships, the ultimate triumph of perseverance, love, and the strength that resides within us.
The day after his thirty-ninth birthday JoAnn Flanery’s husband had a massive heart attack and died in her arms. While trying to adjust to a new life alone and facing the unique challenges of raising a disabled daughter by herself, she moved across the country to get the special help needed for her child while fighting breast cancer herself. Tears blend with laughter in this inspirational story.