After Steve Tate finds out his wife is expecting triplets to add to his existing family of three kids, he gets the unexpected news that one of the new babies has a brain tumor that ultimately takes his son’s life after a year of up-and-down battles with surgeries and chemotherapy.
As if juggling a life with half-a-dozen kids, including triplets, isn’t enough, Steve Tate receives the life-altering news that one of his triplets, Hayes, has been diagnosed with brain cancer. The once-star collegiate football player finds himself fighting for his son’s life.
This memoir takes you through the various challenges of raising a family of six kids and balancing a career, all while his son battles to defeat the odds of survival. Both Steve and his high school sweetheart, Savanna, found hope and happiness through the example of their 20-month-old son Hayes.
|Publisher:||Post Hill Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Steve Tate grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he attended the University of Utah and served as an All-Conference captain as a strong safety for the football team. He married his high school sweetheart, Savanna Thompson, at the young age of 21.
Steve and his wife found out they were expecting triplets to join their current family of three children: Bo, Mia, and Wes. Their children Reese, Heath, and Hayes were born in 2015. Hayes was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer in January 2016. After almost a year of battling through numerous rounds chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant, Hayes returned to his Heavenly Father on December 3, 2016.
After losing his son, Steve felt inspired and decided to honor him by writing a book. Steve and his wife continue to be huge childhood cancer advocates through the Hayestough foundation, where they focus on helping families battling cancer and raising funds for research. They actively work with members of Congress to raise awareness and funding for children with cancer. They remain engaged through their various social media platforms.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Ultrasound 15
Chapter 2 Panic Attack 19
Chapter 3 Babies Are Born 25
Chapter 4 Stick to the Schedule 34
Chapter 5 This Isn't So Bad 38
Chapter 8 Trusting Our Instincts 44
Chapter 7 The Day Our Lives Changed Forever 53
Chapter 8 Surgery 64
Chapter 9 One in Three Million 75
Chapter 10 Treatment Options 83
Chapter 11 Chemotherapy 89
Chapter 12 Scanxiety 98
Chapter 13 Alternative Medicine 110
Chapter 14 Validation 115
Chapter 15 One Last Hurdle 125
Chapter 16 The Golden Bell 132
Chapter 17 New Beginnings 137
Chapter 18 Disneyland 145
Chapter 19 The Phone Call 156
Chapter 20 It's Back 166
Chapter 21 Thanksgiving 179
Chapter 22 We're Taking Him Home 192
Chapter 23 We Love You Hayes 204
Chapter 24 Moving Forward Through Hayes 214
About the Author 224
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