Ondine Sherman is the mother of three children, co-founder of an animal rights movement and the daughter of Brian and Gene Sherman.
She has released a memoir called The Miracle of Love.
The Miracle of Love follows Ondine’s journey from her own childhood to the roller-coaster ride she experienced after doctors diagnosed her twin sons with a rare genetic disorder.
This book tells a powerful story of how one person went from having a near “perfect” life with a healthy daughter, dream career and loving husband and extended family, to finding a very different type of perfect.
Shortly after the birth of her sons Dov and Lev, Ondine was forced to face the reality of a rare genetic condition that meant they might never walk or talk.
But with the support of her family and husband, Ondine has learnt to find acceptance and a new understanding of “miracles”.
Brian Sherman is well known in the financial world as an entrepreneur and successful businessman, and Ondine’s mother is doyenne of Sydney art circles and director of the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation.
Together with her father, Ondine created the Australian animal advocacy organisation, Voiceless. Today she continues to champion the cause of the voiceless, but with a whole new level of understanding.
Click on the links below to see an interview with Ondine and to find out more about her journey, her family and her memoir:
- What prompted you to write The Miracle of Love?
- How long did it take to write the book?
- What has the reaction been to the book?
- How do you cope with your boys’ condition?
- How did moving to Tel Aviv change your perspective?
- How did having children with limited ability impact on your relationships?