Follows nine young adults whose cancer journeys have led to deep changes in perspective, stronger faith, lessons in giving back, as well as lessons in letting go. No matter what the outcome of their journeys, these stories are about hope, determination and love, which will inspire others to never give up when facing life’s adversities. These are the stories of our communities, our families, and our young adults’ lives and legacies.
Audience: (All ages)
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Winner in the ‘Young Adult: Non-fiction’ category of the International Book Awards
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What's being said..."I just wanted to let you know how much we are enjoying your What Makes Them Amazing. Completely sincere, beautifully written and you really capture the essence of these heroes and their families. Kudos to you for creating such a beautiful homage to the kids and letting their stories be heard."
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Excerpt from What Makes Them Amazing Foreword by Dr. Joanne Porter
What Makes Them Amazing is a stunning account about real people who have had to face their fears concerning their own cancer diagnosis, the intensive treatments, and the possibility of losing everything. This collections sets itself apart from other sympathetic cancer books by telling the personal stories of several teen and young adult patients who lived through their cancer diagnosis, realized their own mortality, and coped with their newly defined life while on chemotherapy. This book inspires hope for those of us struggling with adversity and perhaps similar medical problems. Janine Cammarata has captured the pulse of life in these individuals. Her interviews reflect the very thing that helps them survive in the jungle of cancer: HOPE.