FIVE-YEAR-OLD CHRISTOPHER AARON has always been a whirlwind of heroic action, leading his brothers into all sorts of youthful mischief. A mysterious illness suddenly plunges him and his family into a frightening nightmare of hospitals and doctors and extreme therapies far from his small-town home. Can his doctors diagnose his strange disease? How will he and his family adapt to a bizarre new world they have been thrust into? Heart-wrenching, searing, and powerful, There is a Reaper immerses the reader into Christopher's intense struggle against his pitiless foe as he matures and transforms in the white heat of his epic battle.
|Publisher:||Full Court Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)|
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I not only cried, I sobbed. A heartfelt story. Can I call it merely a story? The word story almost makes it seems like something written from imagination, when in fact it tells a true story of love and loss. Of Chris' brave fight. It reflects his feelings so clearly of how he battled so bravely against a powerful enemy. I loved the way it was portrayed that he lives on, even though in this life he was here for only a brief moment in time to strengthen and forge his mom's soul into something far greater. "The power of death itself becomes meaningless if you refuse to accept it as a final end."
Reviewed by Tracy Slowiak for Readers' Favorite Cancer. The very word strikes fear into the heart of many. And for parents, the thought that cancer might affect one of their children, well, it's a thought that can actually make the blood run cold. In There is a Reaper: Losing a Child to Cancer, author Michael Lynes generously shares the story of his family's experience with cancer. When his five-year-old son, Christopher, always a vivacious and rambunctious boy, starts exhibiting signs of illness, an illness that at first is mysterious and goes unnamed, his parents are plunged into the nightmare of the unknown. Eventually Christopher is diagnosed with cancer and sadly succumbs to this demon of a disease. Michael continues with the family's journey from their overwhelming grief and then their eventual return to a semblance of normalcy and healing. Every person should read There is a Reaper: Losing a Child to Cancer. Every single person. I don't know anyone who has not been touched by cancer in some way, and author Michael Lynes has written a thoughtful, touching and emotional book that gives us an insider's look into both the world of medicine and the world of a family shattered by this disease. I learned so much from the experiences he shared, and I feel that I just might be able to relate and interact with a family that has undergone a similar loss through learning from this book. I will think about this book for a long time to come, and simply could not recommend it more highly. To Michael Lynes, I thank you for sharing such a personal and intimate story with the world, and please know that your work has the potential to educate and change your readers forever.