Charles W. Pearce memorializes love for late daughter in new book

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‘Kirsty’ details daughter’s life, explores causes of death

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Author Charles W. Pearce reflects on the untimely and preventable death of his daughter in his new memoir, “Kirsty: A Father’s Fight for Justice” (published by iUniverse).

When Kirsty Jayne Pearce was born, she weighed just three pounds and 12 ounces. She began putting on weight and her parents fears of losing her were assuaged, but Kirsty would struggle with medical issues for the next 17 years until her death in 2003.

Pearce chronicles his daughter’s life from her birth, through her day-to-day battles to the last days of her life. However, the story doesn’t end with Kirsty’s death as Pearce and his wife, both trained nurses, begin to explore the causes for his daughter’s death. Pearce comes to believe Kirsty’s death could have been stopped by the doctors and nurses who tended to her.

“There is always the danger of death by indifference in our medical society,” Pearce says, “as there was with Kirsty. These mistakes can be stopped if people do their absolute best when caring for others.”

Pearce supplies readers with a loving vision of his daughter as well as documentation meant to show the mistakes made by those trusted with her care.

By Charles W. Pearce
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 300 pages | ISBN 9781469746401
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 300 pages | ISBN 9781469746388
E-Book | 300 pages | ISBN 9781469746395
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Charles W. Pearce is a retired member of the Royal Air Force. He has worked in many hospital settings. “Kirsty” is his first book.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC, self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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