February 7, 2022
Creative Writing

My sister has her own rhythm

An opinion piece by Hannah Bent.

When my sister, Camilla was born with Down syndrome, the doctors told my parents that she probably wouldn’t live very long. At six months, it was found that she had a small trachea which led to breathing difficulties. A paediatrician advised my parents to ‘let her die’ and ‘under no circumstances give her antibiotics to stop any infection she may get.’  He said this was the kindest option.

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Hannah Bent

Entrepreneur, Writer and Speaker

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Hannah Bent completed her Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art and Film from Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design in London. She undertook further study in both directing and screenwriting at the Australian Film and Television and Radio School and has a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Technology, Sydney. She was the 2013 recipient of the Ray Koppe Young Writers Award for her novel as a work in progress.

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