Ancient legends are full of heroes. But heroes also exist in real life. They may not fight dragons, but their challenges can be just as awesome. In Real Life Heroes, we look at true stories of courage and heroism in the face of persecution, disaster, addiction, and disease.
Surviving Cancer contains ten true stories about young people who faced cancer-either coping with the disease themselves or helping a member of their family-and who all came out the other side. The book also contains an introduction and fact boxes with information about cancer.
Table of Contents
Jemma's Story-Overcoming Leukemia 10
Ben's Story-Surviving Osteosarcoma 16
Ellie's Story-Living with Lymphoma 22
Amit's Story-Beating Brain Cancer 26
Sam's Story-Baseball Saw Me Through 30
Josh's Story-Spreading the Word 32
Maya and Her Donor-A Special Friendship 36
Tom and Megan's Story-Cancer in the Family 38
Amy's Story-Losing Dad 40
Abi's Story-Cancer Nurse 42
Further Information 45