Posted by: irenesroth | August 28, 2015

Don’t Stop Believing

711bIKU7EKL[1]Don’t Stop Believing: Our Journey With Cancer
By: Kasey Crawford Kellem

This is an important memoir for anyone who is caring for a family member or friend who has been diagnosed with cancer. This book is inspiring and courageous in the face of a disease that is very often relentless.

It is hard to live with someone who has incurable cancer much less take care of them with all of the ups and downs that cancer typically throws. It takes courage and perseverance as well as an incredible belief that this too shall pass. This kind of upbeat attitude and faith can make living with cancer much more bearable. And it makes it far easier for the family to face the impending death of the person who is fighting this journey with cancer.

Cancer can steal anyone’s joy. Let’s face it there is nothing good about the disease itself and how it robs an individual of vitality and well-being. However, if we could grow as a result of seeing someone endure the battle of this disease, we are truly blessed. And this is precisely what Kasey has done with honours.

The main purpose of this memoir has been to show individuals who are unfortunately afflicted with cancer along with their caregivers that despite the diagnosis, and the possible incurable nature of the disease, we still have the choice to either moan and complain all the time and curse the gods or embrace and celebrate the remaining days of our lives and treat them as a true gift. Kasey and her husband Craig chose to celebrate and believe to the bitter end.

Thank you for such a wonderfully inspiring book. I will pass the book along to all my friends who have cancer and are currently struggling because they are bitter. You are such an example of how to mourn with grace.

Rating: 5 stars

Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth


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