The Gift of a Special Needs Child
Chad Judice is a nationally known pro-life speaker and award-winning author. He wrote two inspiring pro-life books, Waiting for Eli and Eli’s Reach, whose central character is his second son, Eli, who was born with spina bifida. Eli’s Reach was named Book of the Year by a small publisher for 2012, by the Catholic Press Association. In May 2013, Chad appeared on EWTN’s The World Over Live with Raymond Arroyo and he was also a featured speaker during the national March for Life event in Washington in January 2013. A high school teacher of civics and American history at St. Thomas More High School in Lafayette, Louisiana, Chad was recognized as 2010 Teacher of the Year in the Inspirational Teacher category by the Lafayette Education Foundation. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education Social Studies from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2001. He is married to Ashley Guillotte, and they have two small children, Ephraim and Eli.
In his mother's womb, a tiny baby grows, explores the waters, and talks with the angel who is there. These gentle illustrations and wise words tell the story of that baby and the angel in the waters . . . a story that will delight all young children, because the journey from conception to birth is their story, too.