Micheline Mason: Parallel Lives
Here Micheline describes how her own experience influenced her decisions as a parent.
TranscriptI became a parent and Lucy was disabled, and I knew I didn’t want her to go down the road I’ve been, that it just seemed by then I was pretty clear that you shouldn’t separate children from each other. Because the coming together again is so hard or it doesn’t happen. Lots and lots of people never make it and you just live a parallel life for the rest of your life. And that can’t be good, it can’t be good for either side and it certainly wasn’t going to happen to any child of mine.
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