"Alexander had just begun his studies at university when he was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer. In this account, Alexander's mother traces the impact of the diagnosis on the whole family and outlines the issues that arose during diagnosis, treatment and terminal stages of her son's illness." "Standing On His Own Two Feet offers an insight into how health care systems serve the terminally ill, the choices faced by families, and ways of providing the best possible care at home and maintaining the patient's dignity until the end. In particular, Sue Grant deals sensitively with the care needs of young adults." "Portraying a family of admirable resilience and strength, this book offers support and practical tips for anybody encountering terminal illness and presents valuable discussion points for all nursing, health and social care professionals." Sue Grant is a columnist with Bereavement, USA, contributing editor and book review editor for Compassion, UK, and belongs to the editorial team for the International Confederation of Childhood Cancer Parents' Organizations.