Exploring the need for compassion in the face of adversity and the indelible impression that adults can have in the shaping of little lives. And vice versa.
When his mother is diagnosed with ‘the caterpillar of dementia’, George Huitker is forced to reassess both of their lives so that they can move forward as the illness eats away at their relationship. In an attempt to thread together his own experiences, Huitker begins to reveal to his mother memories and matters close to his heart that he had previously kept from her. In doing so, he draws together the fractured pieces of her own fading memory and slowly repairs some of the damage done by dementia’s appetite for the past. In this raw, moving and tragicomic memoir which traces the foundation of his teamSUPPORT project at Radford College, the award-winning author of Not Just Footy and How to Succeed Without Really Winning explores the need for compassion in the face of adversity and the indelible impression that adults can have in the shaping of little lives. And vice versa. Contains a new foreword by John Foulcher.