"He was described as "one of the nicest people in showbiz" and was one of a generation of comedians that included Eric Morecambe, Bernard Manning and Tommy Cooper." [Belfast Telegraph]
He cracked us up the way he told 'em, but the man who gave us tears of laughter leaves us with tears of heartache...
And the tears of laughter are all dried up.
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Frank Carson’s daughter reveals heartache
The family are taken aside by members of the care team, coerced by gentle persuasion and by authoritative argument, and finally submit to the power of medical opinion and the temerity of arrogance that underlies it:
"Before the decision is made, there needs to be discussions with the patient’s family and there needs to be an acceptance that the patient is dying. The Liverpool Care Pathway only comes in when that recognition has been made." [Graeme Hendry]
We are all of us faced with personal choices we have no choice but to make. We can only ever hope and pray the choices we make are the right ones and act accordingly.