One last goodbye

Sometimes Only A Mother’S Love Can Help End The Pain

Auteur: Gilderdale, Kay
Uitgever: Ebury Press
ISBN: 0091939143 / 9780091939144
Jaar: 2011
Pagina’s: 336


Op 12 mei 2011 verschijnt het boek “One Last Goodbye” van de hand van Kay Gilderdale, de moeder van Lynn Gilderdale, die zich voor de rechtbank moest verantwoorden voor hulp bij zelfdoding van haar dochter, die het leven met ME/CVS niet meer aan kon.

 

 

 

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Boek Kay Gilderdale

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.

About Kay Gilderdale

Kay was born in Dublin in 1954. The youngest of ten, all she’d ever wanted is a family of her own. After leaving school, she trained as a nurse and went on to have two much longed-for children, Stephen and Lynn, with her then hus­band Richard. She now lives alone in East Sussex and is a proud grandmother of two. Kay is a dedicated supporter of The 25% M.E. Group. The charity exists to support those who have the most severe forms of M.E. and the people who care for them.

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In de Daily Mail van donderdag 14 april 2011 kunt u zeer aangrijpende fragmenten uit het boek lezen.

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  1. Ontzettend aangrijpend boek! Ik heb het in één keer uitgelezen, kon niet meer stoppen. Ik zou het iedereen aanraden. Een aanklacht tegen de artsen en psychiaters, enorm schrijnend hoe ze is “behandeld”. Lynn lijkt me een fantastisch persoon, en zo ontzettend dapper, met humor, zelfkennis en inzicht. Ik wilde dat ik haar had gekend! Het boek zelf is heel goed geschreven qua stijl en indeling. Tip: haal een lading zakdoekjes in huis.

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