Thirteen-year-old Allison Zellers loved to sleep in on Sunday mornings. But one Sunday, she awoke with a twinge of pain in the back of her neck. The initial theory of a pulled muscle called for rest and medication, but when the pain continued for weeks, Allison’s parents suspected that her discomfort might be something more serious. A twelve-hour surgery at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia revealed a startling diagnosis: Allison had a rare type of cancer called Chordoma. Paralyzed with fear when confronted with this news, she bravely resolved to fight the disease and take back her life.
The Girl With Dreams chronicles Allison’s journey through many difficult treatments and the unexpected consequences of her life-altering experience. Now recovered, she has written her story so that she will always remember the people who helped her along the way, and so that her experience might help others.
|Publisher:||Aperture Press, LLC|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.25(d)|
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