Troubador The Treatment

Released: 28/01/2020

ISBN: 9781838591328

eISBN: 9781838597573

Format: Paperback/eBook

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The Treatment

“First Do No Harm”


In 2012 Sally Roberts was scapegoated whilst seeking a better clinical deal for her son Neon. Stripped of her parental rights, Neon was denied an advanced treatment which at the time was held as having quackery status.

Since this landmark case there has been a complete about-turn by the UK medical establishment, and the first Proton Beam Therapy centre has now opened its doors in the UK. Even the lead radiologist in Neon’s case has since completely revised his opinion of this treatment. The treatment Neon was prevented from having is now advocated as a treatment of the future. 

Sally tells her story in this extraordinarily dramatic memoir that is both heart-rending and inspiring; a parents’ worst nightmare told through the eyes of a mother in the line of fire. 

'This is a journey both gruelling and unthinkable to most people, yet the power of its message is inexorable and its outcome ultimately uplifting and beneficent.'

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Sally J Roberts

Sally J Roberts already had the breakdown of her marriage and moving home to contend with when her seven year old son, Neon, was diagnosed with a medulloblastoma brain tumour. To be faced with every parents nightmare was made more difficult by an inflexible protocol which threatened to do more harm than good. Sally absconding with Neon led to a High Court judge identifying Sally and Neon’s identities, resulting in a distorted story told worldwide. Sally tells us in her memoir, the treatment, what happened in her own words.

Sally has spent equal years in the United Kingdom as her birth place, New Zealand. She lived a short time in London and a decade in Devon, before settling down in Brighton.

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