What Don't Kill Me Just Makes Me Strong: A Memoir

What Don't Kill Me Just Makes Me Strong: A Memoir

by Stewart Francke

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What Don't Kill Me Just Makes Me Strong: A Memoir by Stewart Francke

What Don’t Kill Me Just Makes Me Strong is a survival memoir that recounts Stewart Francke’s remarkable journey through leukemia and a bone marrow transplant, complications and recovery. Understanding he is, as a survivor, part of the “lucky unlucky,” Francke finds the silver lining in his struggle.

The trip from initial biopsy to full recovery is often horrific, but Francke writes as an unflinching advocate for his own condition, and comes to understand that both surrender and faith are choices. Although this is a somewhat singular journey through illness, faith and family, Francke makes it everyone’s story.

As a young father and renowned musician, Francke describes the relationships with his family, friends, medical team and muse with poignant detail, humor and love. He ultimately comes to treat each breath as a gift, and grows to understand that a life in service to others is a life lived with true purpose.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781945447501
Publisher: Untreed Reads Publishing
Publication date: 06/15/2017
Pages: 142
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents: Survival Themes

Chapter 1: Crossing the River of Fear ........................................... 1

Chapter 2: Hearing Your Own Heart............................................ 9

Chapter 3: Surrendering Just Enough to Fight On.................... 15

Chapter 4: Hearing Your Own Song ........................................... 27

Chapter 5: Friendship & Faith...................................................... 33

Chapter 6: Heat and Passion ........................................................ 45

Chapter 7: Peripheral Spiritual Vision ........................................ 55

Chapter 8: Anger and Impatience................................................ 79

Chapter 9: Wearing Your Will.................................................... 101

Chapter 10: Surviving Survival.................................................. 121

Photos ............................................................................................ 127

Contacts ......................................................................................... 133

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What Don't Kill Me Just Makes Me Strong 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
GREAAT BOOK!!! This book is a must-read for anyone who is going through, or has gone through, battles with leukemia and other cancers. Written by a musician I didn't know much about, I'm now also a big fan of his music! From great folk-pop to blue-eyed soul to Springsteen on background vocals, this guy Stewart Francke is a great musician who writes FANTASTIC lyrics! Just like this book, he connects thru words. The book is about his journey through a bone marrow transplant and being alive and still writing 14 years later. It is beautifully written, a lot of family intrigue, but ultimately IT IS A GUIDE TO HOW YOU LIVE THROUGH CANCER. What it takes. He starts every chapter with these cool quatations ... they alone help get me thru my days! If you know someone with cancer, tell them about this book. It's not too long and it WILL GIVE THEM HOPE AND OPTIMISM!!! A rare commodity these days.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put this down--in the darkest of days Stewart captures the essence of life and you cry and rejoice at the same time -- a must read!