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Donna Thomson’s memoir of her son’s disability an early hit!

September 7, 2010

The Fours Walls of My Freedom is a riveting and redemptive family memoir, about Donna Thomson’s experience treading delicately through daily care, medical emergencies and bureaucracy as she and her family cope with her son Nicholas’s cerebral palsy.

For an early taste of this highly anticipated book, read the article in the Globe and Mail:

Donna Thomson, wife of the Canadian high commissioner to Britain and disability-rights pot-stirrer, leads the way up a grand staircase at her official London residence and leaves one life for another.

Below, in the tasteful maple-syrup decor of the reception rooms, she and her husband, James Wright, entertain world leaders, business tycoons and, recently, the Queen and Prince Philip. In the private apartments above, they live with their severely disabled 22-year-old son Nicholas, who has cerebral palsy and is supported by 24-hour attendants, his chronic pain managed with anesthetic delivered by spinal-cord pump.

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