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The Resource Sophie's boys, Sophie Smith with Deborah Fitzgerald

Sophie's boys, Sophie Smith with Deborah Fitzgerald

Label
Sophie's boys
Title
Sophie's boys
Statement of responsibility
Sophie Smith with Deborah Fitzgerald
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Sophie and Ash discovered they were expecting triplets, it was much more exciting than daunting. But when Sophie went into labour at only 21 weeks, their world was turned upside down. Though they fought fiercely they could not escape tragedy. Tiny Henry lived for just one cherished hour, Evan for 10 days and Jasper was with them for only 58 days. Heartbroken and back in her empty home, Sophie realised she could not allow herself to drown in her grief. On Ash's advice, she began to run. Step by step she regained some equilibrium. She became determined to turn her agony into something positive. Gathering supporters around her, she founded the Running for Premature Babies Foundation to raise money for the hospital unit that had cared for her sons. In their first Sydney half marathon, the group raised 80,000 dollars. Sophie and Ash had two more sons, Owen and Harvey, when tragedy revisited them. Ash was diagnosed with incurable brain cancer. Sophie was forced once again into a world of pain and grief, caring for her beloved husband as well as their two young boys. Together, the family faced the reality of death with courage and tenderness. When Ash passed away in 2016, Sophie once again put one foot in front of the other, and ran. Not running from her pain, but towards something useful. Her charity, the Running for Premature Babies Foundation, has now raised well in excess of 2.5 million dollars to help the thousands of premature babies born each year
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
VDGV
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Sophie
Dewey number
618.397
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • photographs
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Fitzgerald, Deborah
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Smith, Sophie
  • Premature babies
  • Triplets
  • Multiple birth
  • Fund raising
  • Brain
Target audience
adult
Label
Sophie's boys, Sophie Smith with Deborah Fitzgerald
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Through the tragic loss of Sophie's premature triplet sons and then her husband, something beautiful was born." -- Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000062155766
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 266 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925712131
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly colour illustrations ; portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1031368142
Label
Sophie's boys, Sophie Smith with Deborah Fitzgerald
Publication
Note
"Through the tragic loss of Sophie's premature triplet sons and then her husband, something beautiful was born." -- Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000062155766
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 266 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925712131
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly colour illustrations ; portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1031368142

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