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Choosing Hope : a mother's story of love, loss, and survival
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1 book ; 14 mm of textual records
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Donated to the archives by Kerry and Ginny Dennehy.
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Accession number WA_2015_023_01
A book by Ginny Dennehy relaying the experiences as she dealt with the suicide of her son Kelty, and death of her daughter Riley eight years later as a result of a heart attack.
The summary on the back cover reads: "Ginny Dennehy's world turned upside down when her son, Kelty, in the grip of depression, committed suicide at the age of seventeen. Just eight years later, her daughter, Riley, died of a heart attack in Thailand. Candid and deeply moving, Ginny's story conveys the message that even in the wake of unspeakable tragedy, there is hope."
Biographical Sketch on back cover: "Ginny Dennehy is devoted to maintaining her children's legacy through the Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation, which works to prevent depression-related suicide in young people, while supporting projects such as the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre. She lives with her husband, Kerry, in Whistler, British Columbia."
Handwritten dedication on title page recto reads: "To our community of Whistler, may there always be hope, no matter what happens." Signed by Ginny Dennehy.
Good (September 2015)
Some colour smudging on back cover.
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All inquiries regarding use, reproduction, and publication should be addressed to museum staff.
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RAD, July 2008 version. Canadian Council of Archives.