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Description - Shattered by Mavis Marsh

Sometimes a family s love can achieve the impossible The inspiring true story of a mother, a father, and their courageous fight to save their son. On 12th October 1995, Mavis Marsh received a phone call which changed her life forever. It s your son, the voice said. He s been in an accident. Only hours earlier Matthew s future had looked bright but, in one terrible night, a devastating tragedy altered everything. Three days later, Mavis found herself standing at her son s bedside as doctors told her to give up all hope. According to them, the damage to Matthew's brain was too severe for him to recover, and the boy she had known and loved was gone forever. But Mavis and her husband Keith wouldn t couldn t give up on their only son. And refusing to accept the diagnosis, they started to work with Matthew themselves, desperately urging their comatose son to fight. For months they tried, to no avail. But then, six months later, he suddenly started to respond An inspiring story of the power of a family's love, strength and determination to overcome apparently insurmountable odds, this is an unforgettable story of enormous bravery.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099498513
ISBN-10: 0099498510
Format: Paperback
(177mm x 113mm x 22mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publisher: Cornerstone
Publish Date: 17-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Mavis Marsh

Mavis lives in Leeds with her husband, Keith. They have two daughters and one son, Matthew.