This book was written as a school assignment (See Bare Book Assignment) by Matthew Bateman, a 4th grader and 4th grandson. It tells of the struggle, he, his brothers and cousins were experiencing while actively participating in the final stages of his grandmother's illness immediately before her passing.
Matthew is a 9 year old who lives with his family in Pennsburg, PA. He likes to read and play sports. He has two brothers, Ben and Nathan.