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Author: SPINK, HENRIETTA
Title: Henrietta's Dream : A Mother's Remarkable Story of Love, Courage and Hope Aga.
Description: Hodder Paperbacks, UK. Paperback. Very Good Condition. 9780340831588 304 pages. Available Now. Book Description: Like all mothers, Henrietta had imagined a bright and normal future for her children - but this particular joy was not to be. Her first son, Henry, was born severely brain damaged and quadriplegic. Four years later, after reassurances that a healthy second child was possible, Freddie arrived with critical internal malformation. On top of this it later emerged that he was also autistic and hyperactive, unable to walk or talk.: For Henrietta, the last 15 years have been an exhausting, tumultuous time of highs and lows, triumphant achievements and bitter blows, through which she has been sustained by an extraordinarily resilient fighting spirit, and the unwavering vision that one day her eldest son at least will achieve full health. This truly inspirational story follows her amazing quest for a better life for her sons, as she has learned to believe in the impossible, strive against the odds and dig deep into resources she never knew she had. Facing some of life's toughest challenges - and with a cure for Henry in sight - Henrietta's Dream is an extraordinary testament to the power of a mother's love. : Review: 'unputdownable' (Observer 20040701): 'I never cease to be amazed at Henrietta's energy. Her determination to battle against the odds is an example to the rest of us' (Alan Titchmarsh 20031201): 'Henrietta is a truly remarkable woman. No matter what life throws at her she responds with humour, optimism and an indomitable fighting spirit.' (Cassandra Jardine, Telegraph 20031201): 'This is an inspiring story of hope, fury and persistence, told by one of the great campaigners of today.' (Mary Riddell, Observer 20031201): 'The inspiring story of one woman's enduring fight for her family' (Woman and Home 20040801): 'This is an extraordinary book by an extraordinary woman. I beg you to read it; it will enrich your life' (Felicity Kendal 20040801): 'God knows how Henrietta Spink has coped with the appalling problems life has thrown at her. But she has. Her secret is a combination of courage, optimism, humour, sheer bloody-mindedness and an abundance of love for her children. A remarkable woman - and a remarkable story' (John Humphrys 20031201) : About the Author: Henrietta Spink has fought many determined battles - both public and private - to find help for her sons. In 1996, she founded the Henry Spink Foundation, a charity which helps other parents to cope with disabled children. Her plight has captured the hearts of many as she has been featured on BBC News, London Tonight, and BBC News 24, radio programmes Woman's Hour, You and Yours, and the World Service, as well as newspapers The Times, The Sunday Times, Daily Mail, News of the World, and Evening Standard. Size: 12.9 x 1.9 x 19.8 cm. 304 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0340831588. ISBN/EAN: 9780340831588. Inventory No: F245-1029.
Keywords: BZDB395 Spink, Henrietta, Parents of children with disabilities -- Biography, Children with disabilities -- Biography, Dewey: 362.43092241 Biography & Autobiography; Henriettas Dream A Mothers Remarkable Story of Love Courage and Hope Aga Henrietta Spink
Price: GBP 7.00 = appr. US$ 10.00 Seller: Cosmo Books
- Book number: F245-1029
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