This book touched me in so many ways. I lost a loved one less than a year ago to ALS, and finally got the courage to read this book. It was so uplifting and hopefully - something that I find is never lacking in ALS patients. They are a very brave bunch... I really enjoyed that this book focused more on what she did after her diagnosis than on the day to day ailments of ALS, which would have made for a depressing read. I would recommend that anyone with a terminal illness (or anyone that has a loved one with a terminal illness) read this... It is so very inspiring and shows that we can still have strength in trying times.
This was a book that I could not put down. To me it is an act of bravery. Despite this woman's illness she didn't sit and have pity on herself. Instead she did the opposite by trying to help others with the same illness to find a cure. It is a fantastic book.
This book was excellent! It's about a young woman just diagnosed with ALS and how her life changed dramatically. While it was sad, I also thought it was encouraging to read about how brave she was. Definitely worth reading!
A WONDERFUL book... Here's something from the back cover:
Jenifer Estess is a beautiful, successful, thirtysomething New Yorker with dreams of starting her own family when she is diagnosed with ALS, a fatal disease. Doctors tell her to max out her credit cards and prepare to die. That is precisely when Jenifer starts to live - dreaming deeper, working harder, loving endlessly. A girlhood pact with her sisters Valerie and Meredith - nothing will ever break us apart - inspired Jenifer as she faces down her most vicious enemy.
This is a true story, by Jenifer Estess, as told to Valerie Estess with a foreward by Katie Couric.