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Joelle’s Cry for Justice

Finding the Positive Side to Grief

by Jacqueline Gates


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$11.95
Hardcover
$28.95
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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/29/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 134
ISBN : 9781973661320
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 134
ISBN : 9781973661337
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 134
ISBN : 9781973661313

About the Book

Jacqueline Gates’ life changed forever one wintry morning in 1987.

Her ten-year-old daughter, Joelle Rosebush, had been hit by a car as she crossed the street to come home with her two siblings, Heather and Keith.

After a few days, the hospital couldn’t do anything else for Joelle, and a helicopter transferred her to a new hospital where she spent six months on a respirator in a pediatric intensive care unit.

In this heartfelt account, the author shares the emotions she and her family navigated as Joelle spent eighteen months in a vegetative state and the wrenching decision of taking her off life support after consulting with a medical bioethics committee, a social worker, family priest, and medical staff. At the time, there was no law in Michigan that allowed parents to remove a child from life support.

Gates also shares numerous poems, Bible verses, educational resources on grief, and insights on how journaling, leaning on the Lord, and drawing on her faith helped her find a positive side to grief.

Whether you’re struggling with a loved one’s poor health or illness or on your own grief journey, the author’s experience will show that you’re not alone.


About the Author

Jacqueline Gates navigated a roller-coaster of emotions after her daughter, Joelle, was struck by a vehicle and placed on life support for eighteen months before being taken off a respirator. She wrote this book to help others cope with grief.