Who decides the worth of a life? Does being a doctor really give one the right to casually throw away a man's future for convenience? You might think Mark Wilson was unlucky to be beaten up and suffering head trauma, but it seems that for him the bad luck really set in once he got to hospital. Beset by error on all sides, his condition was mishandled and his family's concerns brushed aside, despite the constant efforts of his heartbroken parents. This is an account of Mark's experiences during treatment, and his father, Matthew's. Based on Matthew's diary, the book follows Mark's condition day by day, and keeps pace with his parents' efforts to get him the treatment he needs, fighting the medical profession every step of the way, to try and get their son's life back.