Talisa is only eleven years old when she finds her mother lying on the kitchen floor fighting for her life. Within a matter of minutes, Talisa’s life changes. As her mother slowly fades into the unknown, the family tries to stay afloat through waves of turmoil. With a distant father, a rebelling older sister, and a younger brother to look after, Talisa’s life becomes complicated, and the odds continually stack. Growing up becomes a game of hopscotch, where each leap demands perseverance.
Hidden secrets. Life-threatening decisions. Stolen adolescence.
While desperately clinging to hope, life tosses Talisa into a whirlwind of storms, what will she do? Will she dig deep to find a resolution? Will she have what it takes to push through the face of adversity? The clock is ticking.
About the Author
Ta'She'Ana is originally from Rock Island, Illinois and currently resides in Chicago, Illinois. As a previous volunteer for the Lupus Society of Illinois, she became inspired to reveal her childhood story, growing up with a disease-stricken parent. She has a double major Bachelor of Finance and Accounting and is currently an accountant for the Center of Medicaid and Medicare Services. She is also a veteran of the United States Air Force. Ta'She'Ana loves to travel, dance, and laugh until tears fall.