Meet Megan, The Creator and Founder of Inclusive Children’s Book.
Megan DeJarnett, creator and founder of inclusive children’s book No Such Thing, has lived in a wheelchair all her life. Diagnosed at the age of 2 with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), living with a disability has always been normal for Megan. SMA is a genetic neuromuscular disorder that affects motor neurons in the spinal cord, causing progressive muscle degeneration and weakness. The life challenges that Megan has faced with a neuromuscular disease are more difficult than most people--but her experience has built up endurance and resilience within her. With a tremendous faith in God and the love and support of her family, Megan lives life intentionally, determined to experience the world to the fullest, and choose joy over despair.
Megan is passionate about motivating others to have a positive approach to life, no matter the circumstances--no matter the level of difficulty. She takes a beautiful approach with everything, consistently bringing an ‘I can do this’ attitude. Her ability to share her story and encourage others to look at life through a new lens is just one of her tremendous gifts.
She created a special needs book for children, No Such Thing, with the original intent of answering questions her boys began to ask. She wanted to shed light on what it means to live in a world where there is no such thing as normal. And then ultimately, this gave way to becoming a platform to share her story with others all over the world.
“I want my life to be a picture that encourages others.
I want my life to be a picture of hope in a world of despair
I want my life to be a picture of peace to a broken heart
I want my life to be a picture of joy when sadness runs deep
I want my life to be a picture that ANYTHING is possible.”
Her proudest accomplishment being her role as wife and mother, Megan and Jake are two proud parents of precious boys, Bronx and Shai. Based in Nashville, Jake is a professional musician and travels for a living. When he travels, or Megan travels, the entire family goes! Bronx and Shai are always in tow, included in everything. Living life as a family unit is an important part of the DeJarnett's world, and is a concept that her special needs book for children encompasses.
For Megan, what gives life meaning is sharing stories. Encouraging others to overcome hard obstacles through a special needs book for children is a beautiful and unexpected facet of her difficulties. Her story encourages us to embrace diversity, and is an inspiration to us all!