Although we never met in person I have felt a strong connection with her throughout this project. Of all the stories she has written this one was very important to her and I am so pleased that I was lucky enough to help her create this picture book.
Her name is Helen Snodgrass and she recently lost her battle with breast cancer shortly before her 59th birthday.
"As a clinical nurse consultant in oncology she treated patients, counselled families, trained staff, improved processes and made valuable contributions to nursing association and government committees for over 20 years.
Helen found a special place in the hearts of everyone who knew her and was a skilled 'baby whisperer'."I'm in contact with Vaughan, another special person I have met (virtually) through this project and we will be looking into the possibility of having Helen's story published in the future.
Her devoted, long-term partner, Vaughan.
In the meantime here of some pages from the book Memories for Nan's Coffin.