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Mummy was a doctor but now her job is to find Madeleine

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Mummy was a doctor but now her job is to find Madeleine

Post by Get'emGonçalo on 28.04.10 10:59

By LORRAINE KELLY

Published: Today


KATE and Gerry McCann are making plans for their daughter's seventh birthday - but the little girl will not be opening her presents or blowing out the candles on her cake.


Madeleine has been missing for almost three years and, for her heartbroken parents, what should be a celebration is yet another ordeal to get through somehow.

They have been able to build some sort of normal life for themselves and have explained as much as possible to their five-year-old twins, Sean and Amelie.

But everything comes back to the fact that their eldest child isn't there any more.

I met Kate and Gerry yesterday, a week before the third anniversary of the fateful day Madeleine disappeared from their holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal - May 3, 2007 - and a fortnight before her birthday on May 12th.

Kate told me: "Her birthday is actually much more difficult than May 3rd.

"It is a day when we should be celebrating Madeleine - and celebrating WITH Madeleine."

Kate is bone thin and looks very fragile and, while Gerry might appear to be coping well on the outside, you can clearly see the pain in his eyes.

Ordeal ... Gerry and Kate McCann



They both have a haunted, strained look but somehow they manage to get through the day.

The twins, young as they are, know that things have changed but also that they are part of a family that has a world of well-wishers.

Kate, a GP, said that one of Sean's playmates had asked her "Are you a doctor?"

She recalled: "Sean just came in and said, 'Mummy was a doctor but her job now is to find Madeleine'. He was straight in there. So they understand that we have got a lot of support."

Gerry, 41, and Kate, 42, draw comfort from that. But even while enjoying a family outing and being able to laugh with the twins, Madeleine's disappearance casts a shadow.

Kate said: "We had a lovely day last week and it was really sunny and you could smell the grass being cut and I thought, oh, this is really nice. And then it just kind of gets you.

"Madeleine is still not here but we do have periods of normality. In fact, I would say it's just changed, in that it is a different kind of normality now.

"You still have to do the cooking and washing, we've got Sean and Amelie and we have lots of time with them. And we go on trips, they go swimming."

As well as having to put on a brave face for their children, they both find themselves feeling almost guilty for any moments of snatched happiness.

As Kate put it: "Suddenly you realise it's actually tinged."

Gerry has gone back to work, but that was tough to start with.

'We won't give up on her' ... Kate and Gerry with children



He said: "It was a little bit awkward at the beginning but at that time I found it much easier when I am mentally active, both from a campaign point of view and workwise as well.

"To be honest, most people were just really glad to see me. When I went back to work, quite often Madeleine would be there on the front pages of newspapers. So it was a bit awkward but it's not been a problem."

The twins are now old enough to know what happened to their big sister. But Kate and Gerry have had to be careful about being honest with them about Madeleine, not frightening them.

Initially, when the twins asked where Madeleine was, Kate would say she was lost.

But as they grew older they started to ask more questions. Kate said: "I think it was last year Amelie said to me, 'Has Madeleine run away?'

"And she kept asking me in a public place so it was a bit tricky at first, and she said, 'Because it's not nice to run away'.

"That really upset me because I thought I don't want her to think that Madeleine is at fault. So, probably about the third time she asked when we were at home we just explained that someone had taken Madeleine.

"But we tried to make them understand in as gentle a way as possible. It's a bit like stealing, you know.

That's how they understand it. So they know someone has taken her and they know it is wrong."

It's hard to imagine how tough it must have been to tell two little children that nightmares can happen and kids can be abducted from their beds.

Gerry said: "They believe it was a man that took her. It was a naughty man and we need to try and find them. So part of what they say is that mummy is working to try and help find Madeleine."

Kate added: "They constantly spot things like a car sticker or a luggage tag or a wrist band and they point it out and say, 'Look, they are helping us too'."

From the moment Madeleine disappeared, Kate and Gerry, who both appeared on my GMTV sofa today to talk about their daughter, have moved heaven and earth to try to find her.

Their campaign, which has included a high profile visit to the Pope, a TV and poster campaign and appearances on the likes of the Oprah Winfrey show, certainly got the message across and Madeleine's name was known worldwide.

But there has been a dark side, too.

Kate and Gerry found themselves accused of being neglectful parents and even complicit in Madeleine's disappearance.

They were vilified for leaving her in their holiday apartment while they dined nearby with friends.

They were even criticised for "coping too well" because they didn't break down in front of the cameras, as if this meant their grief wasn't genuine.

Anyone who sees them in private knows this to be horribly unfair and completely untrue. Their grief is deep, raw and almost impossible to imagine.

Gerry told me: "You get criticised whatever you do from some quarter. What you need to do is make decisions for the right reason and do it with the best intentions.

Hope ... the McCanns with Lorraine



"Ultimately, we make our own decisions. But I think probably, more than anything, I'd say if we could turn back the clock and change what happened then obviously we wouldn't have done it.

"What I would say is people have got to put themselves in our position and ask what would you do if it was your daughter?"

Those who continue to condemn the couple surely accept that they have paid a truly horrendous price.

Under Portuguese law, Kate and Gerry found themselves as "arguidos" which translates roughly as suspects.

So not only did they have to cope with their child being missing, they had to endure being cross-examined by Portuguese police and having mud thrown at them.

Kate, in particular, found the vitriol tough to handle, especially in the early months after Madeleine's disappearance.

She said: "I wasn't expecting it because all I could see was our daughter has been taken and she is being subjected to something terrifying. But it is a small minority now."

In their ongoing campaign, Kate and Gerry would dearly love to see a full government review of the case.

Gerry said: "It is not right that an innocent, vulnerable British citizen is, essentially, given up on. We don't think it is right that, as parents, we have to drive the search.

"Of course, we will but not everyone has the same resources that we have had."

They have also produced a pack for Brits travelling abroad. It contains posters and car stickers with images of Madeleine as she was when she went missing and how she might look now.

Gerry said: "It is very much about keeping her image out there. Who knows who will end up seeing her. But if you don't have an image of her out there it is less likely."

I had to ask them whether they really thought that Madeleine was still alive.

Kate said: "Certainly, in my heart, I feel she is out there.

"There is nothing to say she isn't. So we carry on working and thinking like that."

Kate still has a clear image of her daughter in her head but it is the image of a child frozen in time at four years old - or, as she describes it, "Madeleine at four years minus nine days".

She said: "I can still hear her voice and we have video of her. Every so many months we sit down and watch that."

Gerry said: "A lot of this campaign stuff, it's almost like the abstract Madeleine. Our own video, it's ours. Sometimes you have got to embrace the grief. It's almost like you have to let that out."

For a pack and more information, go to findmadeleine.com


Read more: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/features/2950733/Mummy-was-a-doctor--but-now-her-job-is-to-find-Madeleine.html#ixzz0mO6Uq5sy
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Oh for unbiased reporting!

Post by Guest on 31.07.11 17:50

I've just come across this article from last year and it's relevant now because of the topic about ITV support of the McCanns. Warning: have a sick bucket handy!
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Re: Mummy was a doctor but now her job is to find Madeleine

Post by ROSA on 04.08.11 3:35

Kate still has a clear image of her daughter in her head but it is the image of a child frozen in time at four years old - or, as she describes it, "Madeleine at four years minus nine days".
is maddie frozen in a fridge for 4 yrs?
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Lasting images

Post by Marian on 04.08.11 8:45

For once Rosa I don't have a problem with that comment from Kate. When a child is lost (no matter what the circumstances may have been) it is the memory of how they looked the last time they were seen that will stay with the parents forever.
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Post by ROSA on 05.08.11 0:54

Marian i agree but this child Maddie is not a lost child the Mccanns know how to find her
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Post by ROSA on 05.08.11 3:52

The Mccanns are playing a game i hope they dont win
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Trying to appear normal

Post by Guest on 05.08.11 9:45

I certainly agree that Kate knows exactly where Madeleine is; her description of her daughter as an eternal nearly four year old is just one of the many occasions when she is trying to convince us that she is after all just an ordinary parent whose child has been lost.
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Post by Gillyspot on 30.08.11 19:54

I can't understand why the McCanns even after years don't think they are allowed to smile in public. Other parents would haven managed to realise after so many years, that it is not disrespectful to the lost child to smile and indeed it may actually endear the McCanns to more people. Kate with her "poker face" and Gerry with his accusatory stares are very offputting to normal people who have an unbiased opinion of them (having not read the files).

If Clarrie was really worth his salt he would have explained that to them before (but only if they will listen I suppose).

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Smile please

Post by Guest on 30.08.11 20:34

Kate might have said that she felt unable to smile but that certainly hasn't stopped her being photographed on many occasions looking as if she's having the time of her life. There's a very big difference between what she says and what she does!
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Post by Gillyspot on 17.10.11 20:42

Why is Kate McCann still called a GP when she hasn't worked for over 4 years now. I used to be a schoolchild but you wouldn't call me that now as I have moved on. Why not call her a housewife (that is what she is).

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Post by Nina on 17.10.11 20:55

@Gillyspot wrote:Why is Kate McCann still called a GP when she hasn't worked for over 4 years now. I used to be a schoolchild but you wouldn't call me that now as I have moved on. Why not call her a housewife (that is what she is).



Hi Gillyspot, she is called a GP because that is what she is and they have always been known, her and hubby as DOCTORS because DOCTORS are trustworthy and intelligent and caring and the label carries such kudos.

Remember GA he had similar status but with the word "disgraced" so no kudos.


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Post by aiyoyo on 02.12.11 16:18

Raise your hand , those of you who haven't heard of the story of:

"Mummy was a part-time doctor whose last duty was to certify the death of her own daughter, and ever since then she became a full time housewife with pocket full of money but bankrupt of reputation?"

Last I read, this mummy, while under oath, urged people to look for her lost last 'death certificate' which she claimed was taken by an abductor because some antiquited signals were left on her walls for the abductor.






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Post by Invinoveritas on 02.12.11 18:34

quote aiyoyo : Last I read, this mummy, while under oath, urged people to look for her lost last 'death certificate' which she claimed was taken by an abductor because some antiquited signals were left on her walls for the abductor. : unquote

the antiquated signs on the walls were written by Romanian Gypsies working for a Russian Paedophile Mafia Gang who had a contract from an exiled Arab Prince who was living in the Antarctic and had a yearning for a four-year old, blue-eyed, blond-haired little girl, and so the madness goes on.

sarcasm off

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Post by Ollie on 02.12.11 22:55

Kate says in her book that her and Gerry are 'scientists by inclination and profession'. I didn't know doctors are scientists, or is this delusions of grandeur?

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Post by aiyoyo on 03.12.11 5:29

Yeah, they are only as scientific as God can be scientifically proven far as I am concerned!

She merely attended academic institution to study the science of medicine, anesthetic to be precise - the science of putting people to sleep! And apparently she puts her study to good practice by overdosing one according to the Police thesis, that caused the cadaverine odour on her pants but this scientist claimed it was from smelly nappies, rotten animal's meat, or was it 6 previous cadaver endorsement ...my God..it's hard to keep track of their lies b/c they are so full of them.


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Post by aiyoyo on 03.12.11 5:33

@Invinoveritas wrote:quote aiyoyo : Last I read, this mummy, while under oath, urged people to look for her lost last 'death certificate' which she claimed was taken by an abductor because some antiquited signals were left on her walls for the abductor. : unquote

the antiquated signs on the walls were written by Romanian Gypsies working for a Russian Paedophile Mafia Gang who had a contract from an exiled Arab Prince who was living in the Antarctic and had a yearning for a four-year old, blue-eyed, blond-haired little girl, and so the madness goes on.

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Geez I wonder when the death certificate arrives at the Arab Prince's harlem would it have to be translated into Arabic?
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