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The Resource This is Gail : life with and after Chris O'Brien, Juliette O'Brien

This is Gail : life with and after Chris O'Brien, Juliette O'Brien

Label
This is Gail : life with and after Chris O'Brien
Title
This is Gail
Title remainder
life with and after Chris O'Brien
Statement of responsibility
Juliette O'Brien
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An inspiring story of one woman's journey through heartbreaking loss to renewal and new purpose. In 2008, inspirational surgeon Chris O'Brien published his bestselling memoir of his battle with brain cancer, NEVER SAY DIE. But he wasn't the only person in the O'Brien household with a powerful story to tell. Since Chris passed away in 2009, his wife Gail has gone on a journey of her own: from a busy surgeon's wife and mother of a picture-perfect family to a widow in her mid-50s, grieving not only her husband but also her son Adam, who died as a result of epilepsy a short time after Chris's death. Yet in the midst of her grief, Gail discovered resolve and strength deep within herself. When Chris was alive, Gail was the woman behind the great man. But after his death, she stepped forward to make her own mark on the world. While coming to terms with both a public and private loss, Gail took on Chris's legacy as steward of the Chris O'Brien Lifehouse cancer centre, navigating the often bruising politics of boards and committees to ensure his vision was realised. She also went back to work as a physio after being out of the workforce for 20 years, while still holding her shattered family together. She reinvented herself and found that she could survive and even thrive in a world without her soul mate. A moving, inspiring, deeply poignant and often joyous story of family, love and loss - and ultimately, about finding your purpose in the world
Biography type
individual biography
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O'Brien, Juliette
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • O'Brien, Gail
  • O'Brien, Gail -
  • O'Brien, Chris
  • O'Brien, Juliette
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
  • Cancer
  • Self-realization
  • Life change events
  • Bereavement
  • Surgeons
  • Cancer
Target audience
adult
Label
This is Gail : life with and after Chris O'Brien, Juliette O'Brien
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9780732299644
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a140981
  • (Sirsi) a140981
Label
This is Gail : life with and after Chris O'Brien, Juliette O'Brien
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9780732299644
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a140981
  • (Sirsi) a140981

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