Her mother cried out, "For the love of Scott! How could this have happened?” Due to her education in the health care field, Jo Hamilton became the liaison between her family and the world-renowned hospital treating her younger brother. She taught her family how to read Scott’s medical chart and to ask pointed questions, no longer leaving his care to the medical professionals who had overdosed him with drugs to the very brink of death in less than three days. “Jo, you have to tell people what they’ve done to me. You have to tell them!” pleaded her little brother, as he lay writhing in agony. In For the Love of Scott!, the author recollects her family’s poignant story of love, bewilderment, and lingering frustration when faced with catastrophic medical mistakes. Read the experiences of Scott Hamilton’s family members as they struggle through a storm of horrific medical errors that could have been prevented and recognize what you need to do when someone you love is faced with life-threatening circumstances created by health experts. It took Jo 27 years to put this heartbreaking event down on paper. Writing opened old wounds and required hours of research and documentation. It forced her family to relive a chapter in their own lives that they desperately wanted closed. Yet, they rallied together to help Jo with her mission to keep that promise. To help further her goals, Jo Hamilton will be donating aportion of the proceeds from the sale of her book, to the 1984 Olympic Gold Medal Winner, Scott Hamilton's foundation,The Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative. The Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative was created to help with cancer research, support cancer patients and their families, and find a cure cancer. ____________ Critical Reviews Author Jo Hamilton promised her brother that she would tell his tragic story. She summoned the strength, faithfully stepped up to the plate and hit a home run on his behalf. Enlightening and moving, For the Love of Scott! is a cry from the heart for greater compassion and attentive listening in the practice of medicine. Suzanne Shugar Producer, Broadcast Journalist, Writer - http://www.PlaneteSuzanne.com Dear Scott: I, too, am a farm boy. I, just like you, played in the cornfields. I too, remember milking the cows, feeding the pigs, and riding my dad’s motorcycle and yet, being from a different part of the world, (Europe) Portugal. We have so much in common, physically and spiritually. However, you more then I, have a story to tell and a lesson to teach all of us. May you, Scott, through the writings of these pages educate us, enrich our lives and our Spirits, and at last we meet again, I hope that you, Scott, are among us. Silvino R. Lima, President of Saint Christopher’s, Inc, Film and TV Producer For the Love of Scott! is a deeply moving memoir about a vibrant young man who died in the prime of is life due to a series of grievous and fatal medication errors made by a team of medical personnel reputed to be experts. The early chapters chronicle life on a mid-West farm using stories full of humor and love of family. Readers will find laughter, love, sadness, compassion and, at the end, a few gifts of spirit. Doreen Cox, author of Adventures in Mother-Sitting, http://www.olmsteadpublishing.com.
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