Everyone deserves to be seen, loved, and accepted, and we can each do our part by waving and saying "hiya" - Victoria Nelson

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About Hiya Moriah


Imagine if everywhere you go, people stare at you!

     This can be a daily occurrence for people who have different abilities, as it was the case for Moriah. Moriah was born with a rare syndrome called CHARGE, and has some “extras” that she needs in order to live. But, these extras don’t stop Moriah from being like any other kid her age–wanting to play and make friends.

    Layered with inspirational messages and educational tools, Hiya Moriah can be a valuable resource enjoyed by every household, classroom, or children’s hospital. It’s a wonderfully informative book for anyone wanting to learn about a child’s journey with special needs, and how to practice inclusion, because in the end, we all want to be seen, loved, and accepted.

What People Are Saying...

"As a mother of two children who have Down syndrome, I have learned it is imperative to the health and wellbeing of humanity that we do life with people who are different than us and strive for a more inclusive world. Hiya Moriah is a powerful tool for just that. It is with the heart of a mother; the passion of an advocate and the grace of a teacher, that Victoria has given us the gift of this book. I hope every parent, educator and human adds it to their library."
"Real superheroes live in the hearts of children fighting big battles. Victoria Nelson is a superhero and mother who’s beautiful book provides a mean for parents and their children to learn about complex medical conditions. With such understanding, hope, help and love, young and old can provide a brighter future for all children."
Philippe S. Friedlich, M.D.
Teresa and Byron Pollitt Family Chair in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine Professor of Pediatrics & Surgery, USC Keck School of Medicine Director, Fetal and Neonatal Institute, Children's Hospital Los Angeles
"Hiya Moriah is beautifully written and illustrated. It documents the heartwarming journey of one brave child born with special needs, and will serve and as an inspirational, educational, and comforting tool for many."
Frank Hanley, M.D.
Executive Director, Betty Irene Moore Children’s Heart Center, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
"I’m all in favour of any publication that spreads information and understanding about CHARGE syndrome, and this book does exactly that in a very accessible and positive way. I always think of Moriah as a force of nature, a personality constantly going out to meet with and confront the world, so it seems entirely appropriate that she should now be the messenger with this important information. I think the glossary of medical terms will be especially helpful and fascinating for young children who are always puzzled and intrigued by things like gastrostomy tubes and trachs. I imagine this book will be a great ambassador for everyone with this complex syndrome."
David Brown
Deafblind Educational Specialist
"Moriah, the little girl featured in Hiya Moriah, is more than a children’s book character. She is an ambassador who shows children and adults how to look beyond someone's special needs and disabilities to see the person within. Author Victoria Nelson uses humor and sensitivity to tell Moriah’s story from a child’s perspective. The illustrations normalize medical and mobility equipment and the text teaches children with and without disabilities to become friends. Hiya Moriah belongs on the shelf of every public, school, and church library so children and adults can read it time and time again."
Jolene Philo
Author of the Different Dream Parenting series and Every Child Welcome: A Ministry Handbook for Including Kids with Special Needs

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