When Ruby tells the story of how she and a friend helped a boy at school fulfil his dream of joining the choir, she also reveals her own story; how she came to be in a wheelchair and how it taught her to look at life and people in a different way. In a story of love, friendship and understanding, Ruby reveals her deepest wish- to be seen- for all that she is, instead of just the girl in the wheelchair.
‘See Me’ was written by accomplished Australian writer Tracey Defty-Rashid for Therapy Focus’s Help a Child Grow storybook series. The illustrations featured in the storybook were created by West Australian primary school students selected as winners in Therapy Focus’s 14th annual Art Competition.
The Art Competition and titles in the Help a Child Grow storybook series aim to help educate children about disability; encouraging greater understanding, acceptance and inclusion of children with special needs.