My Louise by David Collins
A Memoir

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A moving account of a young woman's tragic struggle with breast cancer, and her bereaved husband's fight to control his grief and provide a home for their two-year-old daughter.

At the age of 34, while seven-months pregnant with her first child, Louise Mooney Collins first discovered the breast cancer that would forever alter the lives of Louise, her husband David, and the daughter who would soon arrive to join their harrowing struggle—one that ultimately ended with Louise's death nearly three years later. From those experiences and his ensuing grief, and from recollections of the couple's love affair and journeys into his deeper past, David Collins has created this hauntingly beautiful memoir.


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Collins is of the University of East Anglia.
Published October 1, 2002 by Ontario Review Pr. 203 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction

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The physicians induced labor at eight months so Louise could begin six months of chemotherapy.

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Left a single father to a toddler daughter, following a wrenching few years struggling with his wife against cancer, Collins recounts here pieces of the time before and during the battle, while explaining his attempt to move on with his new life.

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

David and Louise Collins get their first glimpse of their baby girl Robin through the murky images of an ultrasound machine.

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