Cancer does not discriminate against any one creed, race, or ethnicity. The road to recovery is exhausting and can sometimes destroy a familyor bring them closer together. This is the story of how, instead of allowing this disease to destroy them, one family used it as a lesson in faith and a testament to the heroes that carried them through this life-changing challenge.
The Heroes among Us is a true story that pays tribute to the heroes among us that are sometimes not acknowledged. As you read the book, you too will be moved by all that can be accomplished with faith, hope, and love!
As you read this book, remember that although author Mari Sampedro-Iglesia takes you through her journey, it is not her journey or her ending that is important. What is important is getting through the journey, wherever its roads may lead, with faith, hope, and love. Although it is Maris hope that her husband lives to be 101, that is not what is important. What is important and tantamount to this story is that a terrible disease may be survived with the people that carry us through itour heroes.
Mari Sampedro-Iglesia was born in Cuba, grew up in New Jersey, and now lives in South Florida with her husband and two sons. After obtaining a law degree from the University of Miami and practicing law for nineteen years, she now serves as a circuit court judge in the juvenile division.
This book was written to help other parents and families with loved ones who have had not only cancer but also other diseases that put a family in dreadful distress. The disease affects not only the patient but also everyone who is in direct contact with him or her. In their case, cancer affected Larrys parents, brothers, wife, children, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends. This is their story.
They have chosen to share their journey through years of cancer diagnosis and treatment to provide hope and help to cancer patients and their families. Since the beginning of their time together, they have been faced with the insidious disease of cancer. Their story is proof that life can go on, full of love and friendship. For patients, families, and friends, the Birts share numerous helpful suggestions that have grown out of their journey together.
In A Journey of Love and Miracles, Ken and Pat Birt recall their inspiring life experiences, complete with fears and difficult decisions and tempered with love, support, joy, and miracles.
If you or someone close to you is going through a malady like this, this book will help you find the way through the long, dark tunnel that your journey may take you through.
Instead, Muriel embarks on a courageous quest for health that includes not only her body, but also her psyche and spirit. She discovers that all aspects of her being are woven into one tapestry—you cannot permanently heal one part without the others. In the midst of this journey she has her third bout with cancer. This time she has the understanding and tools to walk away from conventional treatment and practice gentle approaches to becoming and staying well. Ultimately, she is led to the joy and serenity that abide in the deep recesses of her soul—her Invincible Summer.