A Mother’s Tale of Brotherly Love, Faith & the Race That Changed a Family’s Life.
About the book:
In “Expect a Miracle”, Jenny reflects on her past while comparing it to the lessons her sons, Conner and Cayden have taught her about life. The touching memoir describes Jenny’s perseverance in the wake of her mother’s death, her struggles as a teenager, her abusive relationship and her journey into motherhood. Despite Jenny’s obstacles raising her son Cayden, who has spastic Cerebral Palsy, she takes inspiration from her sons and their decision to race together in the Nashville Kids Triathlon in 2011.
Media coverage of the Long Brothers:
Since completing their first race together, Conner and Cayden have competed in 14 other races nationwide, have been named Sports Illustrated’s 2012 SportsKids of the Year and have received widespread media attention from ESPN, Good Morning America and the Huffington Post.
(Foreword by LeBron James; Co-written by Bob Der; Time Inc./Liberty Street; October 13; Hardcover). You most likely remember Jenny Long’s sons and their inspiring story on "Good Morning America." Conner and Cayden Long were named 2012’s Sports Illustrated Kids SportsKids of The Year and were presented with the National Consortium for Academics and Sports (NCAS) Hero Among Us Award. Expect a Miracle details Jenny’s journey through motherhood with Conner at a young age as well as her struggle raising Cayden who has cerebral palsy. Along with the nation, Jenny has been inspired by her children, but also her previous struggles, and she shares those important lessons with readers. The boys and the story of their inspiring triathlon have been featured on the Ellen Degeneres Show, the Christian Broadcasting Network and Exceptional Family TV.
Watch ESPN’s video featuring the Long family and their story.
Watch a video about the Sports Illustrated Kids award the boys won on The Huffington Post.
Check out the Press Release for Expect a Miracle!
About the author:
Jenny Long is the mother of Conner, 9, and Cayden Long, 7, who have competed in triathlons together as Team Long Brothers since 2011. Conner saw it as a way for him to connect with Cayden, who suffers from Spastic Cerebral Palsy and they have competed in more than 14 triathlons, including two IronKids Triathlons.