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A Mother's Nightmare: A Heartrending Journey into Near Fatal Childhood Illness

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In the tradition of Lorenzo's Oil, a brutallysearing storyof one mother's quest to save her child's life

One day Kelly Crimmins was a happy seemingly healthy twelve-year-old; the next she confessed to her mom that she’d had blood in her urine for months.After a series of tests, Kelly was diagnosed with a life-threatening, potentially terminal autoimmune disease.

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Hardcover, 192 pages
Published August 18th 2009 by St. Martin's Press
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Ann
Aug 09, 2015 Ann rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. The story deals with the subject of autoimmune hepatitis, which is not contagious.
This is the story of one strong and very resilient family and their struggles with the healthcare system.
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May 22, 2011 rivka rated it liked it
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3.5 stars

While not as traumatic a read as Mango Princess, you'll need tissues and deep breaths to get through this one as well.

It does end more happily, though. But even so, I had to read Curse of the Mommy afterwards, just so I could see this family when their biggest trials were having to make cupcakes for preschool.


Edit: Googling to see what the author is up to now, I discovered that by the time this book was published, she was in the hospital with complications from a foot injury -- complica
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Oct 07, 2013 Kelly Mcdonough rated it it was amazing
A (yes) heartrending story, especially if you read "Mango Princess". Cathy didn't catch any breaks in her adult life, and as I later learned, died not long after. A spoiler to those who are interested in her life post-husband's traumatic brain injury, they happily ever after ending of "Princess" devolved to divorce five years later (a minor and early point in this book).
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