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ISBN-13: 9780970223807
Publisher: Rock Wren Publishing
Publication date: 11/01/2000
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.47(w) x 8.36(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsi
Forewordiii
1At the Beginning1
2A Whole New World13
3Welcome to the Chemo Club25
4The Holidays37
5Let the Filming Begin47
6Tests and More Tests53
7Major Surgery59
8Home at Last65
9The Bone Marrow Registry Drive73
10Birthdays and a Check-Up77
11Another Major Surgery89
12Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital101
13Cassie's Final Journey109
14The Cancer War Continues115
15Hell Month121
16Hell Summer Continues129
17Still Waiting139
18Fall and Christmas147
19Kendra157
Epilogue169
Glossary171

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This is the true account of how the Breen family coped with their infant son's cancer. It's written from the perspective of baby Kyle's mom,Donna, supported by journal entries she made as it was happening. This is one brave lady! When you read the story of how she and her husband coped with this horrifying situation, I'm sure you'll be as affected by her (sometimes brutal) honesty as I was. She manages to put the reader by her side as she hears the diagnosis, as they watch other patient-friends die, as she and her husband (and older, healthy daughter)try and live as normally as they could during the respites between out of town treatments. I was surprised how funny this book was! Even so, of all the moms I know who have read this book, there hasn't been one who didn't cry their way through it. Read it to glimpse the real world of childhood cancer. Read it to learn how this amazing family's love and reverance for each other survived unimaginable strain. Read it to learn what's truly important. What cancer taught them. That's cancer's gift.