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Life Without Cameron: A Glimpse of Grief

Rhonda Mason

Paperback 2016-09-16

At twenty-six, Rhonda Mason falls pregnant for the first time-a year after her husband, Rick, begins his studies at Moore Theological College in Sydney. On 15 September 2007, Rhonda and Rick learn that their son, Cameron, has no heartbeat-just two days before Rhonda is due to be induced. She is 41 weeks pregnant. The next day, Rhonda gives birth to Cameron on a beautiful spring afternoon-he weighs 4.5 kg, and he has black hair. He is perfect in every way, but he never opens his eyes.

Life Without Cameron is an honest and raw account of the days and months that follow the stillbirth of Rhonda's son. While coping with her own devastating grief, Rhonda soon discovers that she must face the added pain caused by the insensitive comments of others and, worse still, the silence of those who choose to keep their distance. She realises that it is up to her to keep Cameron's memory alive, and when she falls pregnant with her second child, Angus, she learns what it is like to grieve and rejoice at the same time.

In this heart-rending memoir, readers are taken on a rare journey into the lonely world of grieving parents. This is what their grief looks like-it is tangible, it is confronting, and it is relentless. This book will help us all better care for and love those who have lost children.

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At twenty-six, Rhonda Mason falls pregnant for the first time-a year after her husband, Rick, begins his studies at Moore Theological College in Sydney. On 15 September 2007, Rhonda and Rick learn that their son, Cameron, has no heartbeat-just two days before Rhonda is due to be induced. She is 41 weeks pregnant. The next day, Rhonda gives birth to Cameron on a beautiful spring afternoon-he weighs 4.5 kg, and he has black hair. He is perfect in every way, but he never opens his eyes.

Life Without Cameron is an honest and raw account of the days and months that follow the stillbirth of Rhonda's son. While coping with her own devastating grief, Rhonda soon discovers that she must face the added pain caused by the insensitive comments of others and, worse still, the silence of those who choose to keep their distance. She realises that it is up to her to keep Cameron's memory alive, and when she falls pregnant with her second child, Angus, she learns what it is like to grieve and rejoice at the same time.

In this heart-rending memoir, readers are taken on a rare journey into the lonely world of grieving parents. This is what their grief looks like-it is tangible, it is confronting, and it is relentless. This book will help us all better care for and love those who have lost children.

Koorong Code604577
ISBN0646962140
EAN9780646962146
Pages224
DepartmentBooks
CategoryBiography
PublisherEvening Press
Publication DateSep 2016
Dimensions18 x 128 x 198mm
Weight0.148kg