Painting Rachael is a story for any parents, family members, or friends with special needs children in their lives. It’s a mother telling of the crazy, the sad, the humorous, the overwhelming, and the loving times. Rachael, with ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder, always keeps the Lutz family household exciting and full of energy. From glitter in exotic places to the breaking of window panes and blowing bubbles, Rachael’s life is the perfect read for laughter, crying, and warmth. Whether you want to understand a loved one better or are interested in the real life of a special needs child, you will find the raw truth about this remarkable little girl and the inner workings and hardships of her daily life.
Ann Lutz lives in Savannah, GA with her family of five: her husband, Richard, her eldest daughter, Kira, a son, Kaelan, and two younger daughters, Rachael and Ashton. She was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, and has long been influenced by its eclectic atmosphere and beautiful surroundings. Her third child, Rachael, was diagnosed with high functioning Autistic Spectrum Disorder and ADHD at the age of three. Throughout it all, Ann and Richard have stayed strong in their faith. Ann can often be found in her garden, painting, volunteering for yet another school auction, or running children to school and soccer. She has found harmony in her life through her creative outlets and spending time with her family.