One Last Goodbye: Sometimes Only a Mother's Love Can Help End the Pain
Book by Kay Gilderdale
to be published 14 April 2011
Dr John Greensmith Mefreeforallorg:
Watching her child die is the hardest thing a mother can ever do. But for Kay Gilderdale, saying a final goodbye to her only daughter Lynn was exceptionally painful: she'd played a part in her death.
Lynn was just 14 when she was struck down by the crippling disease ME, leaving her paralysed and in constant agony. Over the next 17 years, she became desperate to escape her miserable existence, even begging her mum to help her die.
So, one night, when Kay found Lynn attempting suicide, she was forced to make an impossible decision. Continue watching her child suffer or help her end the pain? Eventually, fighting her every instinct, Kay helped her precious daughter take a fatal overdose. But while Lynn was finally free, her mother faced a fresh agony - a possible lifetime behind bars.
The highly controversial trial that followed opened a fierce public debate on assisted suicide. Is it murder or mercy?
Here, in her heartbreaking story, Kay reveals the harrowing truth behind the headlines and the desperate lengths a mother will go to for the love of a child.
Some places to buy: From the ME Association http://www.meassociation.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/MEA-Order-Form-April-2011-use-this.pdf may be useful if you want any other publication at same time.
Or directly from Amazon
W.H. Smith Maybe other places too.
Prices vary around £4.50 + pp. You may get pp free if you order a minimum amount, e.g £15 or £20 (presumably similar in US and Europe) Why not buy 3 or 4 copies to give to friend and family.