Mom, Interrupted: A Young Family Faces Cancer is a dramatic, true account of a real family's journey through discovery, diagnosis, and treatment that, because of its accelerating twists and surprises, reads like a thriller. Built around original e-mail updates sent to concerned family and friends, the story unfolds and gains speed with each new medical discovery and new challenge thrust upon "Mom." Sprinkled throughout the narrative are flashbacks and anecdotes revealing, sometimes hilariously, sometimes tenderly, the strengths, character, and unique abilities of a mother devoted to raising nine children--a "Mom, Interrupted" in the middle of her chosen career. It's a story about cancer and cancer treatment, but also a story about wives, husbands, and families, and the love and devotion that holds them together through times of great trial. This heart-wrenching chronicle will resonate with anyone who cares about the challenges facing families today, whatever form those challenges may take. An author's loving tribute to one tough mother who bore his nine children, nurtured them, loved them, and unknowingly prepared them for her own demise, Mom, Interrupted will grip you, touch you, and inspire you.
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About the Author
John S. Viehweg was born and raised in the Rocky Mountain West, but has traveled widely, including a six month study abroad program in Israel, and a two year stint living in Japan. He is now married for the second time, to Deborah, and they are proud parents of a combined family of 12 children. John is an avid outdoorsman, and enjoys sports and outdoor activities of all kinds, including skiing, sailing, tennis, fly fishing, and camping or backpacking with his family. He lives with his family in Eagle, Idaho in the same home in which the events depicted in this book took place. He is currently directing a project dedicated to building legacies by recording and preserving family stories and life lessons for future generations. He welcomes your correspondence through his website www.mominterruptedstory.com or on Facebook at Mom, Interrupted: A Young Family Faces Cancer.
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What an amazing story, the family involved goes through so much while trying to deal with the cancer that is taking their mother away from them. With 9 children aged 4 to 19 you see how differently they all deal with the fight against cancer and the horrible loss of their mother. Much of the book consists of actual, heartfelt e-mails that were sent by John to extended family members to keep them informed. The book describes just what an amazing wife and mother she was.