by Themistocle Sordellini
When one is suffering from a mental illness, he often becomes a problem for those who love, care, and wish to help the person who is ill. Unfortunately, that mentally ill person has rights - civil rights - that prevent those caregivers from taking control of their treatment options and decisions vital to their very existence.
As parents, Themistocle Sordellini and his wife, Rita, had to stand aside and allow a mentally ill son make his own decisions regarding his life, knowing that he was incapable of making those decisions that would help him the most.
This is their sonís story...
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Born in The Bronx, New York, Themistocle Sordellini, a retired theology teacher, makes his home in Hollywood, Florida. He and his wife, Rita, have lived in Floriday since 1961. They have four other children: Cynthia, Patricia, Tim Jr., and Michael.
Before teaching at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida, Sordellini worked at Bank of America on Wall Street in New York City and as a numismatist in Coral Gables, Florida. His favorite interests are vintage movies and the life and music of Irving Berlin.
My Son, Anthony is Sordelliniís third book. His earlier works were My Buddy (Dorrance Publishing, 1995) and Abandon (RoseDog Books, 2004).
(2005, paperback, 56 pages)
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