Melanie Reid is an enormously respected journalist who writes a much-followed piece in The Times every Saturday. ‘Spinal column’ is her weekly set of reflections on life and the wider world – seen from the perspective of a person who is now tetrapelgic following a riding accident. Imagine then, the pleasure of reading her brilliant piece for Saturday 14 March in which she not only addresses the subject of death, but at the same time praises our study of Global Interventions at the end of life and the ideas for a Care Campus that we are trying to develop at Dumfries.
It’s humbling being referred to by Melanie Reid as a ‘new hero’, though my eldest daughter told me she’d always known it! Melanie’s thoughts have resonated with a large number of people who have already visited this blog, left comments and also sent emails of support and encouragement for our work. We thank them all.
We are also extremely grateful to The Times and to Melanie Reid for allowing us to reproduce the article here. Just click on the image below and it becomes fully legible. The article can also be found online at http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/magazine/article4377865.ece
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This article, by Melanie Reid, appeared on Saturday, March 14, in her award-winning weekly Spinal Column, in The Times Magazine. Melanie Reid is tetraplegic after breaking her neck and back in a riding accident in April 2010.