The last Titanic survivor, now aged 97, is having to sell the last of her memorabilia to help pay her nursing home fees

Millvina Dean was a babe in arms when her family boarded the Titanic. She remembers nothing of the journey, of her rescue, or of her father, who perished when it sank. But it’s an event that has shaped the 97-year-old’s life.

At the age of just nine weeks, Millvina Dean was lowered to safety from the deck of the sinking Titanic. Now, she is selling the last of her memorabilia to help pay her nursing home fees.

It really puts care into perspective.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/7960933.stm

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