Question: Who is the intended audience?
Answer: Friends, family, and caregivers of those so afflicted.

Q: What is the book about?
A: The heart of the book consists of thirteen, riveting, in-depth stories of people and their families who fought back with courage, humor, creativity and a positive attitude. In addition to telling these stories, the book contains valuable information on how to find and use the latest medical developments and other valuable coping information about specific medical problems. There are scores of footnotes to valuable reference works I used in researching the book.

Q: Why are you the best person to write this book?
A: spent much of six years researching and writing it. Before that I had recovered from eight major operations, including two open-heart operations, so I have walked the walk. The book is in no way autobiographical, but I occasionally borrow from my first-hand experience to support important points.

Q: How is this book different from other books on this topic?
A: The thirteen stories are about real, courageous people and their caregivers. This guarantees its uniqueness.

Q: Is there anything else we should know about this book?
A: There is much self-help wisdom in this book. From self-help organizations to web sites, it brims with useful information. The people the book focuses on have a wide variety of afflictions; various types of cancer – some survive, some don’t. Lou Gehrig’s disease usually kills it’s victims within two to five years. The book leads off with the story of a man and wife who together have fought his disease for nearly 30 years, and they are far from giving up. Several of the stories concern people with varying degrees of paralysis from illness and injury.

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