Beyond and Back: A Story of courage, passion, commitment, and love.

Beyond and Back: A Story of courage, passion, commitment, and love.

by Tammera Ring-Gjerde


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When Eldon Gjerde was diagnosed with an aortic abdominal aneurysm, his wife Tammy gave him the most priceless gift of all, a gift he could never lose: her love, devotion, grit, and faith. Illness put an end to Eldon's vibrant, physical life - restoring antique cars, panning for gold, being the Director of the New Dawn Center - and plunged the loving couple into a life completely centered around his illness. Operation followed operation, and they had to let go of the life they had known.

Yet despite the difficult odds and the physical and emotional pain, Eldon hung in for as long as he could, struggling to recover, always with Tammy at his side.

If you ever wondered what you would do if someone you loved went through something like this or want to experience what devotion between a husband and wife can be like, this book is for you.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781448683017
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/25/2009
Pages: 164
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Tammy Ring-Gjerde created this book with her husband Eldon, hoping it would give others strength, inspiration, and hope.

Their careers, Tammy's with the Black Hills Special Services Cooperative and Eldon's with the New Dawn Center, were based on helping the less fortunate and doing what we could to help the others be the best they can be. This book has been therapeutic in helping them be the best that they could with each other during a very difficult time. They shared their deepest secrets; they laughed and cried together; they gave each other the strength, support, and faith that all would be well.

Tammy Ring-Gjerde lives in Vale, South Dakota.

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