Perhaps once in a lifetime we meet someone who has the ability to inspire us in one brief meeting, who can confront not one but two life-threatening illnesses with remarkable courage – and instil hope in others in the face of the greatest adversity. Jennifer Roberts was one of those people. Accomplished in defying the odds, she lived with a kidney transplant for 29 years and terminal lung cancer for more than 12 months. A larger than life character, she faced health challenges and fear with good humour and the warmest of smiles. As one of the UK’s leading dementia specialists, she worked to help transform the way we care for those with the condition, setting new benchmarks for supporting people living with dementia in their own homes.
Publisher: Matador (5 Feb. 2015)
Reviewer: Jen Kendell
Jennifer is a true inspiration to us all but especially to those people with long term health problems. I hope that her work done for dementia is continued in her memory. It was lovely that she and Paul had such a special relationship with each other.
The story is written with deep feelings and pride. I hope he takes great comfort from sharing their story with us.