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From Hope to Joy: A Memoir of a Mother's Determination and Her Micro Preemie's Struggle to Beat the Odds
     

From Hope to Joy: A Memoir of a Mother's Determination and Her Micro Preemie's Struggle to Beat the Odds

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by Jennifer Degl
 
If you enjoy memoirs, this book is a must-read.

In this gripping memoir, Jennifer Degl brings her readers on an emotional roller coaster: from the decision to get pregnant despite warnings from her doctors-and nearly dying four times during her pregnancy-to the birth of her daughter, Joy, seventeen weeks early, and this tiny baby's fight to survive

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If you enjoy memoirs, this book is a must-read.

In this gripping memoir, Jennifer Degl brings her readers on an emotional roller coaster: from the decision to get pregnant despite warnings from her doctors-and nearly dying four times during her pregnancy-to the birth of her daughter, Joy, seventeen weeks early, and this tiny baby's fight to survive.

On the night her daughter was born, Jennifer started a journal on a sheet of paper given to her by a nurse. Once she was discharged from the hospital, a little blue notebook-in which she wrote everything-became Jennifer's constant companion. Five months after the birth of her daughter, Jennifer went to write in her notebook; instead, she sat down and read her journal cover to cover. That's when she knew she had to tell this story.

A remarkable story, "From Hope to Joy" is filled with love, determination, strength, hope-and finally Joy.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780615844435
Publisher:
Lemon Tree Publishing
Publication date:
08/01/2013
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.33(d)

Meet the Author

As an only child, Jennifer Degl's daydreams always included being part of a large family. Her favorite television show was-and still is-Little House on the Prairie. When she and her husband, John, decided to try for a fourth child, neither of them had any inkling as to the tumultuous journey that lie ahead.

Those closest to Jennifer describe her as stubborn, exceptionally determined, and optimistic-and Jennifer agrees with them. And those are the exact traits that pulled her through her life-threatening pregnancy, the birth of her micro preemie baby, and the first four months of her micro preemie's life in the NICU.

Jennifer is a wife, teacher, amateur astronomer and rock collector, but her favorite role is being a mom. She resides in Putnam County, NY, with her husband and four children.

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From Hope to Joy: A Memoir of a Mother's Determination and Her Micro Preemie's Struggle to Beat the Odds 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An informative book if you've ever wondered what a preemie and parent goes through in the NICU. This family endured a lot, I'm sure it's made them stronger  for it. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a must read for all parents! It really puts life into perspective. This real life journey is an exceptional demonstration of a mother's love and devotion! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An emotional re-telling of an amazing journey!  If you are thinking about becoming a parent, or already are a parent, this is a must read for you!! CTParent
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not just a heart warming story of  a mothers struggles and tribulations of a difficult pregnancy and the birth of her micro premie, but also a true story of how love and dedication created an even stronger family bond. This book will grab your emotions and take you for a ride. Experience the incredible drive and determination of a mothers love for her newborn and family. An emotional roller coaster that will alter your priorities! A must read, I won't expose the end but the tittle lends a hint. N. Albanese, New York