In this powerful and honest book, Maura Weis, wife of Charlie Weis, former head football coach for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Kansas City Jayhawks, shares the challenges and blessings of raising their special needs daughter, Hannah. In a moving story that will both bring tears to your eyes and a smile to your face, Maura Weis bravely describes the emotional ups and downs of life with Hannah–now twenty–and she reveals how she has learned to see her daughter, and others with special needs, as gifts who have important lessons in awareness and compassion to teach us all. She also explains how her own spiritual transformation and awakening inspired the Weises to found Hannah & Friends to offer hope and assistance to others in need. Weis speaks straight from the heart with strength, passion, and faith to offer parents of special needs children both a depth of understanding and the encouragement that only one who has shared their journey can give. Both absorbing and healing, Miles from the Sideline will speak to anyone whose life has been touched by a child with special needs.