Wednesday, April 16, 2008

New Book for my Wish List

Hope Begins in the Dark
by Jamie Reno

- stories from 50 Lymphoma survivors

Taken from the website for the book:

"Lymphoma is the most common blood cancer, with more than 65,000 new cases diagnosed each year in the United States alone. It has taken the lives of such people as former First Lady Jackie Kennedy Onassis, baseball great Roger Maris, country western icon Gene Autry, punk rocker Joey Ramone and flying legend Charles Lindbergh. But lymphoma, in its various forms, still does not receive the amount of public attention or financial support that many other cancers receive.

In this first-of-its-kind book, Jamie Reno brings together a diverse group of lymphoma survivors to share their remarkable stories. The people in this book come from all walks of life, but they share a strong will to live and have all made their own informed decisions about cancer treatment. Their stories are filled with courage, compassion, and hope. "

Click the lighthouse icon in the post title to read more about the book and how to order it.

1 comment:

Kathy said...

This book looks like a great read indeed. There certainly needs to be more research done.

Ya know, Ken has a good friend from school who had a form of blood cancer. I am not sure which kind. He had to have numerous blood transfusions because his blood was bad. I'm not up with the terminology. But Jason would have to take the helicopter weekly downstate to get his transfusions. His treatment was a success & he is cancer free & married with a cute lil kiddo. His name is Jason Brown. He's Ken's age, 30. We only see him once in awhile but he's doing super fab!! I wish all cancers could be cured!! There is so much research yet needed to be done.