Friday, September 13, 2013

Book Abstract and flyer

Ann’s account of losing her infant son Andrew will resonate with anyone who has had the misfortune to give birth to a child who has struggled to live.  As pastors at Ann’s church and as bereaved parents ourselves we felt for Ann through these recordings of her journal.  These pages tell of the trauma she felt during the 55 days of sitting by Andrew’s side watching him struggle for breath, loving him but being helpless to save him. 
Robyn and Jonathan Dove, Pastors
As you describe in detail your feelings, and the day by day actions etc, it makes the reader feel like we are right there in that hospital watching and feeling all that is happening.  Karen Chan JP
Words of healing: The Aucklander
A mother's account of the death of her newborn son has been turned into a book in the hope it will help other mothers heal. Rebecca Blithe meets the author.
"For parents undergoing similar experiences this book could be a great comfort. For health professionals 'in this field', I would see it as essential reading."
Dr Simon Rowley.
It really resonated for me when you wrote "we belong to the club of bereaved parents" - it is not a club I wanted to join, but I have been so blessed by so many people I have met who belong to this club.
Many of our newly bereaved parents comment that they appreciate meeting and talking to "older" bereaved parents
Alana Ramsay, Coordinator, Sands, Auckland Central

9780473187095ISBN 978-0-473-18709-5

A Sands mum traces her journey, her bereavement and her survival.
She writes self-help manual,
Explores resources for the bereaved and those helping her, the care givers, hospital staff.
Author:  Ann KS Chin-Chan, Sands mum to Andrew 1989, author of “From China to Borneo and Beyond” and “Mail Order Bride.”
Price: NZ$30.00
Where it can be ordered: The women’s bookshop, University Bookshop, Wheelers Books,,

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