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by Stenmark, Marea.

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TitleAn unselfish life : the Pat Roles story
Author / Responsible partyStenmark, Marea.
TopicsAutobiography. Autobiography. Children, Blind -- Australia -- Family relationships. Mothers and sons -- Australia -- Biography.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.
Volume3 volumes


When Pat Roles was told she was pregnant with triplets, all she could do was cry. It had taken all her courage to risk motherhood again after losing her first baby after birth. Now faced with three babies, Pat was terrified. Would they all survive? How would she and husband, Brian, cope? An Unselfish Life is the story of one mother's determination to never accept less than the best for her children. Born prematurely, the lifesaving oxygen given to Cameron, Vaughan, and Nigel at birth came at a cost - all three became blind. Pat Roles has constantly refused to accept ignorance and prejudice. She fought for her boys' rights to education in the normal school system, for their right to join the Boy Scouts, for their right to grow up as happy, independent, fulfilled human beings.

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System control numberB6022
System NumberB6022
Original Print PublisherSmithfield, N.S.W. : Gary Allen, 1999.
Volume Number3 volumes
Volume number/sequential designation3 volumes
Participant or performer noteAssociation for the Blind of WA, Inc.
Transcriber nameAssociation for the Blind of WA, Inc.