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mobile mourning

mobile mourning
 n.— «Up to 90 youngsters with severe brain trauma come to live at Bloorview for rehabilitation, while another 40 or 50 with less severe injuries enter out-patient treatment annually. While they typically make some progress over time, their lives and the lives of their families are forever changed, he said. “In fact, there’s a process called ’mobile mourning’ that the families go through because, in essence, their image of their child dies and then they have to be reacquainted with the new child, who now looks and talks much the same way as their child did before, but now behaves differently and progresses differently.» —“Cooling kids with severe brain injuries may not be best treatment” in Toronto Canadian Press June 4, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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