In just over two months, June Gallagher's life has turned upside down; it will take a lifetime to resemble "normal" again. This is her story about overcoming the mystery of an undiagnosed disease, accusations of child abuse, and keeping her young family on an even keel while battling school and hospital officials.
Her son's life is on the line--she is determined to save him.
|Publisher:||Incorgnito Publishing Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
Michael Conant is the publisher and founder of Incorgnito Publishing Press. Before entering the world of book publishing, he spent over twenty years in b2b publishing as a circulation, sales, and marketing executive where he managed products across several industries, with a concentration in financial markets. Prior to a publishing career, Michael pursued a love of theater as an actor, singer, director, and producer in productions at regional, summer stock, and dinner theaters. Michael introduced NY audiences to the premier of Hal Shaper's musical adaptation of Jane Eyre, which included a very young Alyssa Milano as Rochester's ward, Adelle. After moving to Pasadena, CA, Mr. Conant joined forces with a group of Mito Moms and lead their effort, as the founding president, to secure non-profit status for their newly formed, CureMito. The new organization helped to raise awareness and funding for Dr. Richard Boles' Mitochondrial Disease research at Los Angeles Children's Hospital. In between publishing duties and new writing efforts, Michael plays a lot of tennis with South Pasadena, Arroyo Seco teammates, and tries to spend time visiting his family and getting "puppy" kisses from his niece's lovable, crazy Bernedoodle, Bentley.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A heart wrenching story of family, a mother’s love, and the pain of an unknown disease. Ernie is just like any other ten-year-old boy. Only he has “episodes”. From a very young age, Ernie has suffered bouts of vomiting, seizures, sleep disorder, exhaustion, and loss of consciousness seemingly without an explanation. When a meddling intake nurse decides Ernie’s symptoms are a result of abuse, the Gallagher’s lives are turned upside down. An arrogant doctor, and a hospital with a superiority complex further exacerbate the issue, creating the perfect storm for disaster. Parents June and Tim become engaged in a fierce court battle to protect their son from the meddling nurse and arrogance of the doctors. This story is every parents worst nightmare, and you can’t help but be stoked to anger and fear as the story unfolds. My heart truly felt for June as she worried over her son, and for her older sister Elsie as she tried to navigate the difficulties of early teenage-hood, while not fully understanding what was going on with her little brother. Mother’s Child is an emotional roller coaster, so strap in, and have the Kleenex close at hand!