Don't Bet Against Me: Beating the Odds Against Breast Cancer and in Life

Don't Bet Against Me: Beating the Odds Against Breast Cancer and in Life

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by Deanna Favre, Angela Elwell Hunt
     
 

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2008 Retailer's Choice Award winner!
The wife of Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre, Deanna was inadvertently thrust into the spotlight when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004. Now cancer-free, Deanna is one of breast cancer's leading activists, speaking and raising financial support for women who are “medically underserved”

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2008 Retailer's Choice Award winner!
The wife of Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre, Deanna was inadvertently thrust into the spotlight when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004. Now cancer-free, Deanna is one of breast cancer's leading activists, speaking and raising financial support for women who are “medically underserved” (uninsured or under-insured). Deanna's story shares the role her faith has played in her life—from her years as a single mom and her high profile marriage to Brett, to her battle with breast cancer and the work she is currently doing through the HOPE Foundation. Includes 24 pages of color photos, a foreword by Brett Favre, and an afterword by Brittany and Breleigh Favre. Tyndale House Publishers

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The wife of now New York Jets player Brett Favre scored a touchdown with the story of her life and her cancer journey. (LJ9/1/07)


—Bette-Lee Fox

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ISBN-13:
9781414319087
Publisher:
Tyndale House Publishers
Publication date:
09/01/2008
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
8.04(w) x 11.02(h) x 0.73(d)

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Don't Bet Against Me: Beating the Odds Against Breast Cancer and in Life 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What an incredibly inspirational book! So much about the Favre life that you didn't know. They have been through so much, and have proven to be an amazing family. I loved every page of this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My son just introduced me to Brett Favre. I was browsing other titles stumbled on this and ordered it. Could not put it down. Read in two days and savored every word. Normally I pass on books to others this I can not as I will refer to her scriptural applcations to a variety of life's experiences not just cancer which I have not 'thank God' had. I will buy this as gifts for many friends. Never does she come off as a celebrity not once! You feel as if you could live next door to her. Thank you Deanna for being so open and generous with your spirit. Know you have your readers trust!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read the book in a few days, she's a strong woman with alot of courage and inspires other woman to follow her lead. She has such a positive outlook in life and believes deeply in Gid and her faith. Very enjoyable read and very inspiring. Definately a book well worth reading and keeping.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When Deanna Favre ,the wife of Green Bay Packers former quarterback Brett Favre, was diagnosed with breast Cancer in late 2004, her diagnosis was quickly publically known .Now one of the best breast cancer speakers, Deanna Favre has written an inspiring novel titled Deanna Favre, Don’t Bet Against Me!: Beating the Odds Against Breast Cancer and in Life. Deanna's story shares the role God and prayers have played in her life along with her many stuggles.The reader follows Deanna though her story and life as a single mom as well as her marriage to a quarterback and the deaths of many loved ones. I enjoyed this memoir because Deanna really inspires people to make the best of what you are given. Personally I would recommend this book to any girl who desires to be inspired.
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Shermo More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this book! I do not have breast cancer but it sure opened my eyes, brought new respect for Deanna Favre and all breast cancer survivors. Her "inspirations", the way the story about her and Brett's life, marriage were told gave me a eye opening look at their marriage, family and faith. What a wonderful family blessed with two beautiful daughters. Enjoyed all the pictures in the book, also their letters to Deanna. I have a new respect for the "Favre" family, with their on going giving, fund raising, donations of their time etc. to all their causes over the years to help the less unfortunate. It was so great to read this. So "Deanna" thank you for writing this story about your breast cancer and sharing your family this way with all of us! Being a Minnesota Vikings football fan for years now we have enjoyed watching your husband Brett play here in Minnesota. So thank you Favre's and we hope you will enjoy your time here in our beautiful state of Minnesota. God bless you always.
katharineKR More than 1 year ago
I was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. This book helped answer some of the questions I had and gave me so much hope. I love that Deanna Favre is such a Christian!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading this book in a few days because I couldn't put it down. It's has the courage, strength, spirit in god, and prayer to get anyone through their good time and bad plus how Deanna Favre challenged breast cancer and sharing her experience with others and getting the word out and helping others. 'Great job Deanna for sharing your story to us.' I was very interested reading all about breast cancer and she fully got everything a woman should know about breast cancer and getting through it. I hope all women read this it's a must!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read her book in 2 days. Just couldn't put it down. This woman has an unbelievable strong faith with God. She is just remarkable after all she has gone through. Someone to look up to and believe in.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book in 1 day. Deanna is truly inspiring. This book is uplifting. She really opens up about her life the good times & bad. She demonstrates that no matter your social status, all of us have trails in our lives. She is a true survivor.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The words coming to mind after reading 'Don't Bet Against Me' are 'a woman of substance'. Believing that I would read a book about a woman mounting a valliant fight against breast cancer, there was so much more. Deanna's life is far more than that of being the wife of the deservingly renowned Brett Favre. She is a faith-filled woman who in not ashamed to share her belief in God's will, whatever that may entail with each tragedy their families faced. The inclusion of 'How To' segments as well as the Appendices including breast cancer terminology, reference notes and spiritually-uplifting passages, added a dimension that requires everyone, cancer or cancer-free, to embrace her message.