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Podcast Episode
12:30pm

Still, I Cannot Save You

with Kelly S. Thompson
Hosted by Lucy van Oldenbarneveld

Still, I Cannot Save You

with Kelly S. Thompson
Hosted by Lucy van Oldenbarneveld
29
Thursday
Feb
12:30pm
Kelly S. Thompson - Photo by Krystina Marie

Writers Festival Radio is pleased to present this conversation between Lucy van Oldenbarneveld and Kelly S. Thompson.

 

With honesty, love, and humour, Kelly S. Thompson explores her relationship with her older sister, Meghan. Tested by addiction, abuse, and illness, the sisters’ relationship crumbles, only to be rebuilt into an everlasting bond.

 

Growing up within a military family, the girls were close despite being temperamental opposites—Kelly, anxious and studious, looked to her big sister for comfort, and Meghan, who battled kidney cancer as a toddler, was gregarious and protective. But as she approached adulthood, Meghan spi­ralled into a cocaine and opioid addiction, and Kelly’s relationship with her sister was torn apart.

 

Their paths diverge as they live their own lives, and it is only when Meghan becomes a mother that she and Kelly tentatively face past hurts and reexamine what sisterhood really means. But their reunion is threatened when Meghan receives a shocking new diagnosis on a day that should be one for celebration. Now, as the family reels at the prospect of the biggest loss imaginable, Kelly and Meghan must share all that they can in the time that they have, using their mutual sense of humour to chart a course through the darkest of days.

 

Books are available from our friends at Perfect Books.

 

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