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    Tony Rymer

    Tony Rymer is a print technical manager from Leeds, UK, aged 57. His piece tells the story of his mother, Marion-Rose (Mam), who died the night before her 82nd birthday and the struggle to place his youngest brother Colin (Codge) with autism into care on the night of her passing. She’d looked after him single-handedly since their Dad died 20 years prior. This is a tribute to Mam as when she got older, she realized and worried that one day she would not be there for Colin, who had always depended on her. She had everything organized and prepared just in case. Tony wrote this as a positive tale for other parents of children with autism who also worry about the futures for their loved ones. Out of their sadness came hope and help.

    Didn’t Know the Half Of It

    Didn’t Know the Half Of It

    The tender story of a man’s struggle to place his youngest brother with autism into respite care the night of their mother’s passing. Thursday 01.10.2015 “It’s  Mam,” John sounded panicky on his mobile. “Something’s not right.” He rang her every night but tonight she had been talking faint and slurred then gone quiet. He could […]

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