Miles From The Sideline : A Mother’s Journey With Her Special Needs Daughter


In this powerful and honest book, Maura Weis, wife of Notre Dame’s former football coach Charlie Weis, 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 twelve–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.

E-book: $3.99 Paperback: $5.99




Maura Weis is the co-founder and Chair of Hannah and Friends Family Foundation, which she and her husband Charlie Weis retired NFL and college football coach, as well as NFL football radio analyst. Thier charity started in 2003 to honor their daughter Hannah and all people with special needs has been completed. Maura lives in Florida with her husband, five horses and three dogs. She is active in working at Hannah and Friends with horse therapy. Hannah resides on the land with 13 other special friends and enjoys going to day programs every day, she is living her best life!! They continue spreading the message of awareness and compassion for people with special abilities.


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