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If I Get to Five
     

If I Get to Five

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by Fred Epstein, Josh Horwitz, Ron McLarty (Read by)
 

A world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon shares the lessons of courage, compassion, and resilience that he’s learned from his patients

If I Get to Five is a one-of-a-kind book by a one-of-a-kind human being. The medical world knows him as Fred Epstein, M.D., the neurosurgeon who pioneered life-saving procedures for previously inoperable brain

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A world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon shares the lessons of courage, compassion, and resilience that he’s learned from his patients

If I Get to Five is a one-of-a-kind book by a one-of-a-kind human being. The medical world knows him as Fred Epstein, M.D., the neurosurgeon who pioneered life-saving procedures for previously inoperable brain and spinal tumors in children. His patients and their families know him simply as Dr. Fred, the "miracle man" who has extended them both a healing hand and an open heart.

“I simply can’t accept the idea of kids dying,” is how Fred Epstein explains his commitment to saving his young patients. As the world’s leading pediatric neurosurgeon, he did whatever it took to rescue children that other doctors had given up on. Along the way, he literally redefined what was curable and what was hopeless.

Dr. Epstein credits his young patients as his most important teachers throughout his career. If I Get to Five relates the unforgettable conversations, letters, and experiences he’s shared with children—lessons in "uncommon courage" and "love without boundaries" that we can draw on to overcome adversity at any stage of life.

No one who reads this remarkable book will ever look at children—or adversity—the same way.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
A doctor who treats children with supposedly inoperable tumors passes on the wisdom he has learned from his charges. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559278430
Publisher:
Macmillan Audio
Publication date:
04/05/2003
Edition description:
Abridged, 2 cassettes, 3 hrs.
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
4.68(w) x 7.02(h) x 0.68(d)

Meet the Author

Fred Epstein, M.D., is the founding director of the Institute for Neurology and Neurosurgery at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. He has served as president of the International Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery and president of the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery. He lives with his wife and children in Greenwich,Connecticut.

Joshua Horwitz is the president of Living Planet Books, a book packaging firm. He is the co-author of Wrestling with Angels.

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