Cancer Crossing: Stories of Seventeen Hearts (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

Cancer Crossing: Stories of Seventeen Hearts (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

by Tse Li Luk

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Overview

The idea for Cancer Crossing originated with Dr. Tse Li Luk, who technically died and came back to life following a stroke, which left him temporarily paralyzed and speechless. Among those who heard his life-changing story was a group of friends and acquaintances, who came to share his passion for publishing a book that explores life's meaning as seen through the eyes of those with cancer. Cancer was chosen because, for many, they have the luxury of time to evaluate what's important to them and to change how they live their lives.

In the book, 17 cancer patients, physicians and caregivers share their stories with brutal candour. Their stories are inspiring, sometimes heart-wrenching, but there is a life lesson in each one. The book affords all of us an opportunity to examine our own lives, what motivates us and what is truly important.

Through its black and white photography, the book also captures a sense of the character and inner strength of each one of the individuals, who share their stories. Some of the images are a living memory of those who lost their battle with cancer.

There is another element to the book. It is a means of supporting those dealing with the daily challenges of living with a disease that hijacks their lives and often imposes financial hardship. One hundred per cent of the net proceeds from the sale of the book are being committed to cancer patient support services.

To find out more about Cancer Crossing, a Canadian-based project, please check out our blog at www.cancercrossing.ca or look for us on Facebook.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780993910302
Publisher: Cancer Crossing
Publication date: 04/28/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 18 MB
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About the Author

Project initiator Dr. Tse Li Luk was born in Hong Kong in 1960. He left Hong Kong when he was 11 years old to study in the United Kingdom. He stayed in a boarding school until his high school graduation. He completed his Bachelor of Medicine at Cardiff University, Wales in 1984. Dr. Luk immigrated to Canada in 1988. Professionally he has trained as a family physician. He has been an assistant lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba and he has been an examiner for the Canadian Medical Council. He was chairman of the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada (Manitoba Chapter) and was previously the chairman of the Manitoba Chinese Golfers’ Association. Dr. Luk received the Golden Dragon Award in 2009, and he was an Order of Manitoba recipient in 2013. One of his passions in life is photography, and he has won numerous awards. One of his images was presented to Queen Elizabeth when she visited Manitoba in 2010. He has also used his photographic talent to help raise funds for the Katrina hurricane disaster, the Pakistani earthquake and a tsunami disaster. He has spent numerous hours volunteering for the Winnipeg Chinese Cultural and Community Centre and Manitoba Great Wall Performing Arts. A number of life events have sculpted his personality. Being away from home at a young age taught him to be independent and to be sensitive to his surroundings. Spending three months at a Vietnamese refugee camp in Hong Kong when he was 18 years old taught him humanity and compassion. Becoming a Christian in 1980 taught him about God and man. Last but not least, having a few bouts of serious illnesses in 1989, 2005 and 2006 taught him to always seize the moment and count his daily blessings. Dr. Luk is married to Eva and they have two children, Jonathan and Esther.

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