In the first part of Aâ€ˆCarer's Odyssey, Anna Chan describes how she and her husband Jeff were devastated 16 years ago by the diagnosis of their daughterâ€ˆEmma's severe neurological disorder, calledâ€ˆRettâ€ˆSyndrome. They tried everything with little success, including a course of cranial acupuncture in China. The lack of understanding and empathy of disabled people in China is saddening, while the way in which extended families give their support is inspirational. Part two of the book tells the story of how Jeff became mentally ill and how Anna had to cope with an extra burden. It details her battle to get Jeff's illness recognised and treated, and her struggle to understand Jeff and help him recover. Part three develops the positive lessons learnt from both Anna's professional work as a Carers' Supportâ€ˆWorker and Carer Lead for an NHSâ€ˆtrust, and from some heart-warming and inspirational accounts of great achievers who have suffered or do suffer from physical or psychological disabilities.