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About the Book

Rescuing Jeffrey: A Memoir

On the 4th of July in 1998, teenager Jeffrey Galli dove into a friend's swimming pool and hit his head. His father Richard pulled him out and resuscitated him only to find that Jeffrey would be paralyzed from the neck down, be unable to breathe on his own, and be dependent on others for the rest of his life. With disarming honesty, Richard Galli confesses his determination to "rescue" Jeffrey again - this time by removing him from life support. In journal form, Galli emotionally records the progression of events entwined with the family's heartbreaking choice and the uplifting and life-affirming outcome of their decision.

Rescuing Jeffrey: A Memoir
by Richard Galli

  • Publication Date: November 6, 2001
  • Genres: Memoir, Nonfiction
  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
  • ISBN-10: 0312283407
  • ISBN-13: 9780312283407