Wednesday, May 02, 2007

A toddler in Craig-y-nos

Receive a phone call this morning from Mary in Surrey, a 56 year old art teacher. She was in Craig-y-nos for 2 years entering the hospital as a 14 month old toddler..

She only has vague memories of the place except she does remember nurse Glenys Davies.

She says:” I am grateful to the staff for they saved my life.
Nevertheless what happened to us was traumatic and should be acknowledged.

She goes on to say:
It is unfair to erase this part of our history. We have a right to remember it for we lost our childhood.”

Mary will write her own account of her memories of that time and the course her life took as a result of TB.

The most obvious ones she says is that streptomycin affected her hearing.

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