Jo Hamilton in for book signing
Aug 21, 2012
from 02:30 PM to 04:30 PM
|Where||Spirit Lake Public Library|
|Contact Name||Cindy Davis|
|Contact Phone||(712) 336-2667|
All are welcome to attend
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Visit the library on August 21st starting at 2:30pm for Jo Hamilton's book signing. Her new book "For the Love of Scott!" chronicles her brother's journey through cancer and the after effects on the family.
"Her mother cried out, "For the love of Scott! How could this have happened?” Due to her education in the health care field, Jo Hamilton became the liaison between her family and the world-renowned hospital treating her younger brother. She taught her family how to read Scott’s medical chart and to ask pointed questions, no longer leaving his care to the medical professionals who had overdosed him with drugs to the very brink of death in less than three days.
“Jo, you have to tell people what they’ve done to me. You have to tell them!” pleaded her little brother, as he lay writhing in agony.
In For the Love of Scott!, the author recollects her family’s poignant story of love, bewilderment, and lingering frustration when faced with catastrophic medical mistakes. Read the experiences of Scott Hamilton’s family members as they struggle through a storm of horrific medical errors that could have been prevented and recognize what you need to do when someone you love is faced with life-threatening circumstances created by health experts.
It took Jo 27 years to put this heartbreaking event down on paper. Writing opened old wounds and required hours of research and documentation. It forced her family to relive a chapter in their own lives that they desperately wanted closed. Yet, they rallied together to help Jo with her mission to keep that promise.To help further her goals, Jo Hamilton will be donating aportion of the proceeds from the sale of her book, to the 1984 Olympic Gold Medal Winner, Scott Hamilton's foundation,The Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative. The Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative was created to help with cancer research, support cancer patients and their families, and find a cure cancer."
-- From the back of Hamilton's book