Following her diagnosis of metastatic lung cancer, Loni Kaplan wrote a CaringBridge blog to keep family and friends across the country up-to-date. Kaplan's book is a compilation of these online journal entries. Through her journal, she shares her story from the moment of diagnosis with metastatic lung cancer, through treatment, and return to "a new normal." During her illness, Kaplan was gifted with perceptive insights about life, which she shares with unwavering honesty and a consistently positive attitude. She shares not only her cancer journey, but also tales of homeschooling her four profoundly gifted children, and going through a separation, all while battling cancer. Kaplan is unfailingly optimistic, filled with gratitude, and appreciative of every day. Encouraged by friends and family to share her journal with a wider audience, Kaplan wrote Something Extraordinary to reach as many people as possible, with her inspirational observations and suggestions for living a life of integrity, kindness and joy. Reminiscent of Randy Pausch's The Last Lecture, Kaplan's Something Extraordinary is enlightening and inspiring to all. ** Half of the profits from all sales will be donated to cancer support, homeschool support, gifted support, Habitat for Humanity and Heifer International. **
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About the Author
Loni Kaplan lives in New Port Richey, Florida with her four sons. A homeschool mom believing in her children's natural desire to learn, Kaplan unschooled and followed each child's passions. Hoping to share her philosophy with others, she taught her unique self-developed high-school level social-studies classes at local co-ops. In 2010, after an unexplained bout of vertigo, she was diagnosed with metastatic lung cancer. Through four months of treatment and with support from friends and family, she continued to homeschool, trying to maintain as much normalcy as possible. Kaplan's children went to school a year after her illness began, but her family will always be homeschoolers at heart. Prior to having children, Kaplan was a high school guidance counselor. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from Duke University, and her M.A. in Guidance and Counseling from the University of South Florida. Currently, Kaplan's primary endeavor is volunteering for Profoundly Gifted Retreat, a national organization which supports and enriches the lives of profoundly gifted children and their families. She enjoys contra dancing and trivia.