I Battled for My Brother, the Addict

Nothing could save my beautiful brother until he decided to save himself

Verity Largo
Human Parts
Published in
9 min readDec 21, 2018

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Photo by Cherry Laithang on Unsplash

June 2014

My younger brother Jake* jumped in front of a train. It was his daughter’s birthday and the anniversary of our mother’s death seven years before. He survived, miraculously, and I’m with him in the intensive care ward at the hospital and…

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Verity Largo
Human Parts

Inspired by Martha Gellhorn. Favourite food rillettes. Happiest when belting out a few jazz classics or on horseback. Best job: teaching journalism, Mozambique.