I am Michael Glare and this is my Life

I am Michael Glare and this is my Life

An Illustrated Book all about a boy

In December 2019 a boy called Michael lost his fight for life.
His life may have been short but it was full of wonder and hope.

Let me introduce you to our son Michael, a beautiful boy with a heart of gold and a smile for everyone. He spent the last four years of his life in hospital fighting various infections and desperately needed a bone marrow donor. Unfortunately we couldnt find one for him and he ran out of time. He was only 21 when he died but he loved life with all his heart and never gave up the fight. This is a book dedicated to his memory with stories of him growing up with his brother Steven at the start of the millennium in a Sussex village by the Sea. From the day he was born to the day he left us, he lived a life full of fun and adventure.

The book has 113 chapters, 175 pages with over 400 individual illustrations hand-drawn by me, his dad, in pencil, watercolour and acrylic from original photos, ideas and sketches printed in full colour. Each chapter tells a little adventure from his life from a close encounter with a billy goat to being chased by a scarecrow over the Sussex Downs, all lovingly told with text and pictures.

He made friends with a Hedgehog, had lunch with some robots and saved a small spider. A little angel you must be thinking, but unfortunately he wasnt always like that when he was growing up, but he did try, well some of the time, just not very hard sometimes. This book has all the little stories that I remember and believe me there are a lot of them and I think they will make you smile and maybe a few tears here and there. This is the story of Michael, our amazing son who never gave up on life.

Michaels story was featured on BBC Radio Sussex, Sarah Gorrell show.

All profits from the sale of his book will be given to the Cavell Nursing Trust that supports UK nurses facing hardship in recognition of the help given to Michael who never gave up in his long hard four years in hospital.

If you would like to know more about Michael then please go to my website: michaelglarecouk

Guide price: 16.99


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