Perseverance: How Young People Turn Fear into Hope-And How They Can Teach Us to Do the Same / Edition 1

Perseverance: How Young People Turn Fear into Hope-And How They Can Teach Us to Do the Same / Edition 1

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by Carolyn Rubenstein
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0765317796

ISBN-13: 9780765317797

Pub. Date: 10/12/2010

Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates

Can you imagine being in high school or college and suddenly learning you have cancer? You thought you had a lifetime ahead of you and the whole world at your feet, but suddenly you're told...maybe not. How would you cope?

That's the question each of the people in this book had to answer. Each individual tells his or her amazing story, in an honest, first-person

Overview

Can you imagine being in high school or college and suddenly learning you have cancer? You thought you had a lifetime ahead of you and the whole world at your feet, but suddenly you're told...maybe not. How would you cope?

That's the question each of the people in this book had to answer. Each individual tells his or her amazing story, in an honest, first-person perspective that provides a depth you would never see otherwise. Inside, you'll meet Zac York, who tells of climbing Mount Whitney--on crutches--after battling brain cancer. You'll meet Jessica Myers, who had to cope with her boyfriend's callous reaction as she struggled with thyroid cancer. And you'll meet Rob Dooley, who fought brain cancer and was left with major cognitive deficits--including short-term memory loss--but never let that get in his way of obtaining a college diploma and entering graduate school.

You'll also get to know and come to love seventeen others, who tell their captivating stories in their own words. It's all here--struggles, triumphs, friendships, love, breakups, relapses. Twenty unique and fascinating stories, with one common theme--childhood cancer. They'll make you smile, make you cry, and fill you with hope.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765317797
Publisher:
Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date:
10/12/2010
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Dr. Henry S. Friedman 11

Introduction: My Story 13

1 Emily Corwin 17

2 Daniel Pack 31

3 Kristen Jones 46

4 Henry Choi 61

5 Katie Zawadzki 78

6 Matt Zinter 91

7 Caroline Bridges 108

8 Amanda Ramsdale 141

9 Zac York 151

10 Dana Smith 164

11 Jamie Saunders 176

12 Caleb Scoville 190

13 Pamela Ledbetter 205

14 Matthew Ortiz 224

15 Christine Novotny 235

16 Monique Valdez 250

17 Alex Oden 261

18 Jessica Myers 273

19 Colleen Clyder 289

20 Rob Dooley 300

21 Survivorship 318

22 Lessons Learned 334

23 The Generosity of Others 345

Appendices

Resources: Organizations Helping Kids with Cancer 361

Medical Glossary 371

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