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Author Kram, Mark, Jr.

Title Like any normal day : a story of devotion / Mark Kram, Jr.

Imprint New York : St. Martin's Press, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Allendale Branch Non-Fiction    362.43 KRA    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description vi, 261 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents Prologue: Jimmy -- Trajectories. Prayers before sleep ; Boyhood fields ; Where all the nuts lived ; Head-to-head ; Karen, are you there? ; O dear Lord -- A window on Acorn Drive. Am I paralyzed? ; Butterfly kisses ; Orange ; Nice wristbands ; Game face ; A bunch of Buddys ; Yellow roses ; Longing -- Someone to turn to. Dr. Death ; The lion and the mouse ; Alabama Karen ; Brothers ; Lingering light -- Walls of time. Moving on ; Coveted time ; Bagpipes ; The envelope.
Summary In March of '97, two brothers took a plane to Detroit to secretly meet Dr. Jack Kevorkian. One of the brothers had been a quadriplegic for the past twenty-four years, fully dependent on his ailing mother for all of his needs. He'd asked his younger brother to help him end his life and relieve the burdens on his family. This is the story of love and devotion to family and what it means to let someone go at all costs.
Subject Miley, Buddy, 1956-1997 -- Health.
Miley, Jimmy.
Kevorkian, Jack.
Brothers -- Death -- Biography.
People with disabilities -- United States -- Biography.
Quadriplegics -- United States -- Biography.
Assisted suicide -- Moral and ethical aspects.
ISBN 9780312650032 (hbk.)
0312650035 (hbk.)

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