For The Love Of Teddi / Edition 2001

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Teddi Mervis lost her fight with cancer when she was 12 years old. Beginning with the diagnosis of her brain tumor, the story tells of her three-year battle for life--a struggle she eventually lost. Although Teddi passed away, her memory inspired those who had helped her to deal with her suffering to band together to aid other children who are facing cancer.

These people and thousands of others inspired by Teddi's story--from construction workers to college students to bank presidents--helped form an organization whose primary purpose is to make the lives of children as happy and rewarding as possible. The organization, Camp Good Days and Special Times, Inc., has become one of the largest and most successful organizations of its kind in the world. It is credited with breaking down the barriers for children with cancer and creating pioneering new programs. The 2001 Edition carries the story forward from 1990 with new photographs and an afterword. This book serves to teach and guide those who must cope with the devastating ordeal of childhood cancer.

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Tells the story of 12-year-old Teddi Mervis and her fight against cancer, and of the many people touched by Teddi's life who created Camp Good Days and Special Times, a summer camp for children with cancer. This edition carries the story forward from 1990 with new b&w photos and an afterword. Buttino teaches communication studies at the University of North Carolina. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275973414
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/2001
  • Edition description: 2001
  • Edition number: 2001
  • Pages: 226
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

LOU BUTTINO is Professor of Communication Studies, the University of North Carolina.

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Table of Contents


A World Comes Apart

That First Night

The First Day

The Ante Goes Up

A World Comes Apart

Wrestling with the Devil

Starting Over

Looking for Miracles

The New Terms of Hope

Hard Lessons

The Quality of Time

New Terms of Hope

Back to School

New Hope

The Second Campaign

Waiting and Letting Go

A Dream Gets Born

Good Days

Special Times

The Sound of the Second Shoe

Starting Over

"I Love You Anyway"


The Second Camp

As Autumn Approached

A New Friend

Hope Rethought

Of Death and a Dream

"They've Come for Teddi"


A Child Dies

Come Saturday Morning

"Don't Hang onto Good-Bye"

A Dreadful Silence

To Go on Anyway


A Place in the World


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