The book 'Joseph's Life Story' is a true and honest account complied by the parents of the life of Joseph L Cunningham, a baby boy born on the 22nd December 2006, weighing 8 pounds and measuring 20 inches long. It also includes the struggle to learn the truth of what happened during labor and their effort to seek justice.
The opening chapters give the parents emotional account of the events during labor, the days after while Joseph was in hospital until he died 38 days later and the account of Joseph's funeral. The book goes onto reveal the effort to seek an explanation as to why Joseph suffered injuries during birth and to have the NHS admit liability.
The purpose of this book is to raise awareness on the difficulties that can arise during labour and the need for the correct decisions to be taken at the time. This is to also highlight the effort that was required by the grieving parents in order to learn why such a tragedy occurred, what could have been done to prevent it and to have someone admit fault.