This book is the story of the search to find a bone marrow donor for Jeanette Crizzle who was diagnosed with Leukaemia in October 2005 and died twelve months later in 2006. It depicts the effects upon her family of this personal crisis and her courageous struggle with the disease. It then turns outwards from the family to tackle the whole issue of the lack of donation awareness of blood, organs, tissue and bone marrow and the work needed to increase this awareness by means of an education programme in schools.
The story covers the commitment of Jeanette's husband to the raising of this issue directly with the Government and finally obtaining support from the Prime Minister, Tony Blair in January 2007. It shows the process used to present the message and how, based upon the work of a small group of people, the UK government agreed to spend taxpayers' money to launch a national education programme in all UK secondary schools.
The book is written to help anyone who is faced with a 'life-changing event' and to show what each person can achieve, despite the difficulties facing them. It is not written as memoirs nor is it intended to be a diary of events.
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Vivienne Riches is a retired English teacher and was a close friend of Jeanette Crizzle. Since Jeanette's death in October 2006 she has continued to be a friend to Jeanette's husband Adam and his two children. In November 2006 Adam asked Vivienne to help him write his book covering the inner journey he experienced before and after Jeanette's death. This journey involved not only the personal difficulties which death of a beloved person brings but also the positive results which can sometimes follow from such a loss. It was a coincidence that Vivienne, an English graduate of London University, who grew up in Salisbury, Wiltshire, was appointed to her first teaching post at Peterborough County Grammar Schools for Girls, where Jeanette was to be a pupil many years later. It was equally coincidental that Jeanette joined the English Department of Wrenn School, Wellingborough, where Vivienne was Head of English. Both shared a deep enthusiasm for their subject and became close friends, particularly after Jeanette's marriage. As an instinctive lover of words, Vivienne, as 'Rosie Martin', has herself written a few short stories which have been read on the Wellingborough and District Talking Newspaper for the Blind, with which she has been deeply involved since 1984. Vivienne lives in Wellingborough, England, with her cats, Cassie and Lottie. Apart from her busy schedule which includes the Talking Newspaper, attending Poetry and History of Art classes, devotes much of her time to her garden, full of colour from early March until late October.
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Descripción Trafford Publishing, 2007. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX142514411X
Descripción Trafford Publishing, 2007. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M142514411X
Descripción Trafford Publishing. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Brand New. 106 pages. 8.30x5.40x0.30 inches. In Stock. This item is printed on demand. Nº de ref. de la librería 142514411X