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The last act of love: the story of my brother and his sister

The last act of love: the story of my brother and his sister

Rentzenbrink, Cathy, author

In the summer of 1990 - two weeks before his GCSE results, which turned out to be the best in his school - Cathy Rentzenbrink's brother Matty was knocked down by a car on the way home from a night out, suffering serious head injuries. He was left in a permanent vegetative state. Over the following years, Cathy and her parents took care of Matty - they built an extension onto the village pub where they lived and worked; they talked to him, fed him, bathed him, loved him. But there came a point at which it seemed the best thing they could do for Matty - and for themselves - was let him go. With unflinching honesty and raw emotional power, Cathy describes the unimaginable pain of losing her brother and the decision that changed her family's lives forever

Book. English.
Published London: Picador, 2015
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Statement of responsibility: Cathy Rentzenbrink
ISBN: 1447286375, 9781447286370
Physical Description: 242 pages ; 23 cm
Subject: Health and Fitness.; Health and Wellbeing.; Persistent vegetative state Patients.; Rentzenbrink, Cathy Family.