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Spirit and Destiny - - Editor’s Letter - Mandy May­nard, Twick­en­ham, Mid­dle­sex

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Five years ago, my son Mitch, then 17 years old, came home from col­lege and was hav­ing dif­fi­culty breath­ing. We took him to A&E where he was told he had a col­lapsed lung. Af­ter a week in hospi­tal he was dis­charged. On the drive home, I clearly heard my late mum’s voice in my head say­ing, ‘He’s not out of the woods yet’. On the Mon­day Mitch was due to re­turn to col­lege but I man­aged to per­suade him to stay home for a day or so longer.

Thank good­ness I did, as the next day, Mitch’s lung col­lapsed again, and it was worse this time. A sur­geon per­formed life-sav­ing surgery and, af­ter a few months, he was back to good health. I of­ten won­der what might have hap­pened if we hadn’t re­ceived the mes­sage from my mum and I’m so grate­ful to spirit for watch­ing over the fam­ily.

Me with my son Mitch, who is now healthy af­ter his or­deal

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