I'll Stand By You: One Woman's Mission to Heal the Children of the World

I'll Stand By You: One Woman's Mission to Heal the Children of the World

by Elissa Montanti, Jennifer Haupt


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ISBN-13: 9780525952954
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/02/2012
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.84(w) x 8.36(h) x 1.04(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

ELISSA MONTANTI is the founder of the Global Medical Relief Fund, a one-women organization dedicated to helping children injured in war zones. She lives in Staten Island, New York.

JENNIFER HAUPT is a journalist who has written for O, The Oprah Magazine; Psychology Today; and Ladies' Home Journal, among others.

Table of Contents

Introduction: How Could I Not? xi

Chapter 1 From Staten Island to Bosnia 1

Chapter 2 The Wrecking Ball 12

Chapter 3 When the Music Stopped 25

Chapter 4 The Wrecking Ball Hits Bosnia 38

Chapter 5 Getting Back to Normal 52

Chapter 6 Pizza and Ninja Turtles 69

Chapter 7 Five Minutes to Twelve 82

Chapter 8 Learning Curve 89

Chapter 9 Chimes in the Wind 99

Chapter 10 The Day the World Changed 106

Chapter 11 Opening Windows 111

Chapter 12 Into Iraq 126

Chapter 13 Keeping My Promise 140

Chapter 14 Ali's Dream 157

Chapter 15 Connecting the Dots 172

Chapter 16 Standing Up to the Wrecking Ball 187

Chapter 17 Haiti 195

Chapter 18 No Coincidences 213

Chapter 19 New Beginnings 224

Acknowledgments 233

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