A collection of experiences that take you on a journey of discovery, spanning decades, cultures and attitudes, in society and the medical profession. These stories are shocking, saddening, funny, inspiring and captivating. A brilliant realisation of life with one hand. --Cerrie Burnell - TV Presenter CBeebies
This book originally was born from a session held at a Reach AGM. However, the finished book will be an inspiring read for a parent or health care professional of a child with any disability. --Gary Phillips - Chairman of Reach
To recognise that they are not simply treating an anatomical abnormality but a large intertwined group of people is difficult for some surgeons, and so this book should be compulsory reading. In fact it should be compulsory for all health care professionals interacting with children with congenital differences, and their families, because it will enable them to hear, and what they hear from the experiences in this book will remind them that the surgery is not the most important part of what they do. It should also teach lessons in courage and duty that will humble many.
--Professor Simon Kay - Consultant Plastic and Hand Surgeon, St James University Hospital, Leeds
From the Publisher
Irwin Mitchell is proud to support Reach in the production of this inspiring book prepared by Charlotte Fielder.