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Book review: The Skies I’m Under

A glimpse of the exceptional life of a family living with a disabled child.
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The Skies Im Under

Rachel Wright | Self-published | 6.99 | 204pp | ISBN: 9780993491504

This extraordinary book is one mothers heartfelt and inspiring story following the birth of her son. Anticipating she would bring home a healthy baby she decorated a nursery, but her life was changed when the child was unexpectedly born with profound brain damage.

Rachels beautifully written account shares with a depth of honesty and sadness the questions we are sometimes too afraid to ask. She describes the struggles of coming to terms with having and living with a disabled child, and all the challenges this presents.

She gives an insight into the utter despair and pain alongside the joy and precious moments that each child brings.

Her story takes the reader on a rich journey of family life caring for a child with complex needs, and

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The Skies I’m Under  

Rachel Wright | Self-published | £6.99 | 204pp | ISBN: 9780993491504

 

The Skies Im Under

This extraordinary book is one mother’s heartfelt and inspiring story following the birth of her son. Anticipating she would bring home a healthy baby she decorated a nursery, but her life was changed when the child was unexpectedly born with profound brain damage.

Rachel’s beautifully written account shares with a depth of honesty and sadness the questions we are sometimes too afraid to ask. She describes the struggles of coming to terms with having and living with a disabled child, and all the challenges this presents.

She gives an insight into the utter despair and pain alongside the joy and precious moments that each child brings.

Her story takes the reader on a rich journey of family life caring for a child with complex needs, and how she grapples with the deeply hidden questions of healing, grief and faith.

This book captures a glimpse of the exceptional life of a family living with a disabled child and is one that every nurse should read.

I recommend this book for all nurses. It is one they can dip in and out of for years to come.


Reviewed by Helen Bennett, director of care, Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice, Berkshire

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