Today's guest is Rupert Isaacson. An Author, Journalist and Human Rights activist for displaced indigenous tribes and most importantly a dedicated father of an autistic boy called Rowan.
We are very honored to have Rupert and his wife Kristin on air to discuss their amazing journey that took the family across the unspoilt planes of Mongolia on horse back to find healing for their son, all through the various indigenous shamans and healers living in the area.
Rupert has chronicled his family's amazing and brave journey through his book, "The Horse Boy" and a soon to be release film scheduled to hit our screens later this year.
A 5 minute trailer about the Horse Boy Movie project. This movie will detail the trip of journalist Rupert Isaacson, and his autistic son, Rowan, as they journey across Mongolia on horseback in the summer of 2007
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About the Book
When his son Rowan was diagnosed with autism, Rupert Isaacson was devastated, afraid he might never be able to communicate with his child. But when Isaacson, a lifelong horseman, rode their neighbor's horse with Rowan, Rowan improved immeasurably. He was struck with a crazy idea: why not take Rowan to Mongolia, the one place in the world where horses and shamanic healing intersected?
THE HORSE BOY is the dramatic and heartwarming story of that impossible adventure. In Mongolia, the family found undreamed of landscapes and people, unbearable setbacks, and advances beyond their wildest dreams. This is a deeply moving, truly one-of-a-kind story--of a family willing to go to the ends of the earth to help their son, and of a boy learning to connect with the world for the first time.
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