Isao was born in Switzerland and moved to Australia five years ago with his mum, his younger brother and his brother’s dad, John. John was later diagnosed with dementia and now lives in residential care. Isao is 13 years old and in Year Seven. He is interested in technology and hopes that one day nano technology can be used to cure diseases such as dementia. Isao lives on the Mornington Peninsula with his brother and his mum.
Extracted from Maggie's Recipe for Life by Maggie Beer with Professor Ralph Martins, published by Simon & Schuster Australia, RRP AU$39.99 or NZ$45.00.
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