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Inhaltsangabe: In 1998, at a Fourth of July pool party in Rhode Island, teenager Jeffrey Galli dove in, struck his head, and nearly drowned. Although his father, Richard, saved him, Jeffrey was paralyzed with a devastating spinal cord injury. In this book, Richard Galli offers a compelling, disarmingly honest account of the decisions and experiences confronted by all such individuals who suddenly find themselves wholly dependant on others to survive—and of the realities that must be likewise faced by their families.
A lawyer and former journalist, Galli writes with much intelligence and stark emotional intensity of life as it is really lived by quadriplegics and those who care for them. An unforgettable story about tragedy, love, and the choices we make at the brink of survival, Rescuing Jeffrey is "gut-wrenchingly candid," as Publishers Weekly observed, and "likely to arouse controversy and sharply divided reactions . . . Yet this eloquent story of heartbreak and hope is ultimately life affirming." The book will be must-reading for all students of counseling, rehabilitation, and related disciplines.
From the Inside Flap: Rescuing Jeffrey is a harrowing and eloquent story about tragedy and love and the choices we make. It's the story of how life can change in an instant.
On a sunny July 4th afternoon, Richard Galli and his family were celebrating the holiday at the home of some friends. The kids were playing in the pool and the grown-ups were relaxing. Then the unthinkable happened. Galli's seventeen-year-old son dove into the pool, struck his head, and nearly drowned. Jeffrey's parents jumped in, heaved their son out of the water, and Galli saved his life. But Jeffrey had suffered a devastating spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed from the neck down.
Rescuing Jeffrey is a compelling look at the next ten days. With disarming honesty and stark emotional intensity, Galli confronts these facts: His son will never be able to walk. He will never be able to use his hands. He will never be able to breathe without mechanical help. Jeffrey will be dependent on others for the rest of his life. Suddenly, Richard Galli is forced to see a future he never imagined for his son and has to decide whether to "rescue" him again-this time by removing Jeffrey's life support.
"I had brought my son back to life," he writes, "and then I had to find a way to kill him."
Galli presents a case to end Jeffrey's life-to his wife, to the doctors, and to the hospital ethics committee. But, in the end, he comes up against a force greater than any argument he can make. Battered by bad luck, unable to even move a finger, Jeffrey reclaims his own life.
Rescuing Jeffrey is a story about adversity, strength, and the support an anguished community shows at a time of crisis. It's a story that asks what, after all, is a life worth living?
Buchbeschreibung St. Martin's Griffin, 2001. Paperback. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Privately owned copy. A bit of edge wear to covers and pages. Clean pages free of writing, marks or tears. Binding is secure. No spine creases. Buy with confidence! 100% satisfaction guaranteed. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1703120006
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Buchbeschreibung St. Martin's Griffin. Paperback. Buchzustand: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2810473724
Buchbeschreibung St. Martin's: Griffin, New York, NY, 2001. Paperback. First Edition Thus (2001); First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only a hint of tanning to the text pages, due to aging, and a touch of wear at the lower front corner tip; else flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any creases. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tighly bound, showing only a single minor flaw. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.25 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches). 198 pages. Language: English. Weight: 7.3 ounces. Trade Paperback. First Edition Thus (2001); First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 49854
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