AUTHOR: Leeann Pellegrin
Leeann Pellegrin is a beloved member of the community in Fairmont, West Virginia. A tireless advocate for the disabled, Leeann is a volunteer at the Disability Action Center and for the Special Olympics, all the while juggling the duties as mother of 5 children. She also works full time as a Medical Language Specialist. Her first book ‘Hey, I’m Alex’ chronicles the experience of living with a special needs child through the eyes of a sibling. The book is based on her own experiences raising her two youngest boys Kyle, 12, who has Klinefelter’s syndrome and Alex, 9, the youngest son who must also navigate the path of living with a special needs child. She hopes that her first foray into the publishing world will reach other children who may be living with special needs siblings and make a positive impact on their lives.