'A Candle for Lisa by Debbie Ruskin
Lisa Ruskin was born prematurely with serious heart defects. Still barely conscious from the general anaesthetic following an emergency Caesarian section, Debbie was badgered into giving her consent for her baby's life support system to be turned off. Later she learned that her child's organs had been retained by the hospital's pathology department.
This book is a poignant account of Lisa's life and death, the fight to discover the truth and Debbie's struggle to overcome her grief. Anyone who has experienced the death of a child or been at the receiving end of medical negligence, insensitivity and or lies will find this a sad, but ultimately uplifting book. In it Lisa's flame continues to burn and its author hopes that some good will come out of her tragic death.
rn'You have written so beautifully of Lisa'.rnJenni Thomas OBE, Child Bereavement Trustrn'I found it a moving book and I agree with you that it might well help others who have had a similar loss and provide useful insight for health professionals. As well as being a moving account I thought it was well written with a strong narrative sense'. Pat Scowen, Crusern"Like baby RB's dad, we took the decision no parent should have to make. I was handed my baby just so that she could die in my arms"rnDaily Mirror
article, Wednesday, 18 November 2009