His Girlfriend Struggled To Cope With An Illness
When his girlfriend and the mother of his newborn struggled to cope with schizophrenia, Christie was petrified. Their son Marshall was not even a few weeks old, and he didn’t know how he would raise the child all by himself if that’s what it came down to.
The couple lived in Manchester and before Marshall was even born, social services identified them as needing extra “support and supervision.” For the first few weeks of Marshall’s life, he stayed in the Manchester specialist unit with his mom, Sarah. But in the weeks that followed, Sarah became too sick to care for him…