What is it like, to be told that one has cancer?
Find out from some people who know. About three dozen of them.
One recurring theme that appears in these stories is one of emotional isolation – how some of them felt isolated even while amidst loving friends and family. The family members love; but they do not understand how you feel. But others who have gone through the cancer journey understand and support.
The stories underscore the value of support groups.
- Read an excerpt: A Survivor Maps Life After Cancer
- Hope Soars is available online from Vitasta Publishing for Rs.395…
- Proceeds from sales will go to the Indian Cancer Society!
Hope Soars narrates such heart rending stories of those brave men and women, patients and caregivers, who faced the onslaught of cancer with rare and unbridled courage. This book intends to create awareness about the disease and how to adjust to life with and after Cancer.
A chill runs down one’s spine with the discovery that one is diagnosed with cancer. The dream of a beautiful life ahead and the desire to have the whole world at one’s feet suddenly comes crashing down. Hope Soars narrates heart-rending stories of those brave men and women, patients and caregivers, who faced the onslaught of cancer with rare and unbridled courage.
Some of these stories will take you through the lives of a professor who shuffled her lectures, her appointments with the doctor and chemotherapy sessions, and it was all in a day’s work for her; a mother who lost her little one at a very tender age when he was just beginning to dream big; a young girl who had the entire life ahead of her when she found the malignant tumour in her body; and, a beautiful woman who could not bear to look at herself in the mirror after her mastectomy. But they all emerged winners in the end. These are their stories of triumph over cancer.
Hope is the common link uniting these thirty-four unique and fascinating stories. Readers will be caught unaware saying along with those who have suffered that “Yes, we CAN.” And this is the spirit that the book seeks to promote—the true mission of Indian Cancer Society.