I was put in touch with Mona by the palliative care team at Sacred Heart, St Vincent’s Hospital. I am a 45-year-old mum who had been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. The team suggested Mona help me write my biography for my children.
Mona arranged the time that suited me and visited me at home. At first, we just chatted so she could get to know me and put me at ease. She was very good at making me feel relaxed and comfortable with talking about myself. She visited me every week and patiently asked me questions about my childhood and life experiences.
Her warm personality made it easy for me to open up about myself. She asked questions that made me think about my life. Mona was always polite and unobtrusive.
She collected photos to include in my book. When it came to printing, she went above and beyond the call of duty by getting the manuscript printed and bound beautifully, using all her own resources. She even provided me with 2 copies, one for each child, and a USB stick.
I am so proud to have this biography to pass on to my children. I am eternally grateful for Mona’s sensitivity and beautiful book.