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The Boy and His Death: A true story

The Boy and His Death: A true story

by Marga Beukeboom


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In the poignant memoir The Boy and His Death, a mother chronicles her three-year journey as her young son is diagnosed with and battles testicular cancer.

Marga Beukeboom had never even heard of testicular cancer when her twenty-one-year-old son was diagnosed with the disease-even though testicular cancer is the most common cancer affecting young men between twenty and thirty-four years of age. While sharing the details behind Benjamin's emotional and physical battle with cancer, she also records his courageous crusade to live life to the fullest while viewing his diagnosis as a blessing. As mother and son embark on a journey through a variety of therapies and treatments that take the pair from Texas to New York to Denmark to England and finally back to the small town of Baarn in the Netherlands, they learn together that there is more between heaven and earth than they ever imagined.

The Boy and His Death is a compelling narrative intertwined with messages of hope and courage as one mother shares the incredible story of her son's short but well-lived life while raising awareness about a devastating disease.

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ISBN-13: 9781450228411
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/08/2010
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

Marga Beukeboom is a senior professional with international experience that includes over twenty-five years of Information Technology work. A Dutch native, she has lived in England and the United States, but now resides with her American partner in Amersfoort, the Netherlands, where she enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren.

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