by Sue Tabashnik


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Patrick Swayze, the beloved dancer, actor, singer, songwriter, producer, choreographer, family man, athlete, horseman, and more, had a diversified career in the arts world for over thirty-five years. He often played hero roles in his work and spoke about traditional values such as honor, integrity, morality, passion, faith, and love. He was always searching for meaning in his life and trying to give to others some joy or sense of purpose or meaning. During his hard-fought and inspirational battle against pancreatic cancer, he became a real-life hero to millions of people.Patrick Swayze was taken too soon, but his remarkable spirit and enormous legacy will always shine bright.

Discover how his focus on dreams for himself and others sustained him and guided him to live a zest-filled and hopeful life even while dealing with great adversity. Honor and celebrate Patrick while reading about his career, his connection with his family, and his involvement in advocacy for dance, cancer advances, and conservation. Learn what his professional colleagues and fans have to say about him. Finally, get a look at what I think Patrick would say to us now.

Enjoy approximately thirty color photos throughout the book which include Patrick Swayze from his various movie and television roles, rarely seen photos from appearances, and more.

Read Patrick's own words which have been compiled from multiple media sources throughout the years.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780989408639
Publisher: Passion Spirit Dreams Press
Publication date: 08/14/2017
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 814,323
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

Sue Tabashnik published two unique Dirty Dancing tribute books, The Fans' Love Story: How the Movie DIRTY DANCING
Captured the Hearts of Millions! (July 2010) and The Fans' Love Story
ENCORE: How the Movie DIRTY DANCING Captured the Hearts of Millions! (December 2013). She became a fan of Patrick Swayze in 1988. She was an active member of the Official Patrick Swayze
International Fan Club from 2000-2010, which included writing numerous articles for the club magazine. She had the good fortune to meet Patrick Swayze several times at movie screenings and benefit events from 2002-2004, which led her to become an even bigger fan.
Sue has worked as a master's level social worker since 1977. She has lived most of her life in the Detroit area.

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In memory of my grandmother, Leah Tabashnik, and Patrick Swayze:
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the Patrick Swayze Pancreas Cancer Research Fund at the Stanford Cancer Institute.

Table of Contents



One Dreams: Early Beginnings and Influences

Two Career

Three More About Patrick’s Roles

Four Love: Marriage and Family

Five Dance: Patrick’s Dreams for Himself and Others

Six Conservation: Patrick’s Dreams for Himself

and Others

Seven Cancer: Patrick’s Dreams for Himself and Others

Eight My Connection to Patrick, My Dream of Meeting Patrick, and My Channeling of Patrick

Nine More Ways Patrick Made Dreams Come True for Others

Ten Tributes to Patrick

Eleven Sue’s Experience of Meeting Patrick

Twelve Interview of a Fan: Catherine

Thirteen My Thoughts as to What Patrick Would Say to Us Now


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