She’s Alright depicts the experiences of author Robin Kimple Ellis and her family as she faces her breast cancer diagnosis and pregnancy. The book discusses her fears, triumphs and ultimate faith in God through a series of vignettes and memories while sprinkling in moments of humor. Reviewers have called it a, “Must read,” and described Ellis as, “A lovely soul.” She’s Alright has also been given the highest rating of five stars on Amazon.com, where it is available for purchase.
Heidi Floyd’s innovative book In a Word centers around the concept of meditation on faith. The book contains devotions and Christian based contemplations written by Floyd as she reflects on the difficulties of her breast cancer diagnosis and the impending birth of her fourth child. One reviewer called In a Word a, “Humbling peak into the life of a brave woman.” Another reviewer offered that In a Word, “Moved me to tears.” Floyd’s book is available at Barnes and Noble and at Amazon.com for purchase.
From Incurable to Incredible features 27 survivors who shocked the world by thriving years past their original terminal diagnoses. Cathy Winebrenner Wolfe, one of our very own patients and volunteers, is one of the 27 survivors whose experience is featured in this book.
Author Patty Gelman’s portrayal of her experience with breast cancer in her book, Humor After the Tumor, is witty, interesting and thought-provoking. She is the mother of MD Lisa Gelman-Koessler a Hope for Two….Pregnant with Cancer Network board member. Humor After the Tumor provides a humorous yet extremely positive perspective on cancer. Based on the experiences of the author, the autobiographical account has received a high rating of five stars on Amazon.com, and has been described by readers as, “A must read for anyone who has been affected by any type of cancer.”
Author Julie Aigner Clark has written an informative children’s book for moms with cancer called You are the Best Medicine. Ms. Clark, a two time cancer survivor and mother of two, draws from her own experience of being a mother with cancer. In fact, the book is written from the viewpoint of a mother explaining her cancer diagnosis to her young daughter. You are the Best Medicine is a great children’s’ book, written in easy to understand language and accompanied by beautiful illustrations, courtesy of artist Jana Christy. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each book goes to benefit cancer research at the UCLA Jonsson Center.
Author Joy Huber writes with poignant wit, humor and wisdom in her new book Cancer with Joy. When Huber was diagnosed with Stage Four cancer at the age of thirty-three, she turned what should have been a tragic time into a learning experience on happiness. Now, in her book, she shares her secrets with others. Huber maintains that it is possible to have cancer and still be happy; cancer can come with its own small “joys.”
Since its publication, Cancer with Joy has brought hope and relief to other cancer patients and their families, serving as both a personal and professional resource. Hope for Two is mentioned in the book, on pages 118-19 as a resource for women who are pregnant with cancer. You can check out Huber’s book at her website www.cancerwithjoy.com.