From the Publisher
This book is about three friends who chose to face life’s adversities with a smile. It tells the individual life stories of three women, and how their lives intersected when each was diagnosed with cancer. As they fought the disease, they came to realize that the key to happiness involved making a conscious decision to face each day with a positive attitude. The stories share how three women responded to life-altering challenges by living and loving, and by refusing to let cancer control them. The book shows how they chose to smile, for however long and difficult the journey.
From the Author
We wrote this book in the hope that it would help others to feel
less alone when facing adversity. We wanted people to recognize
that we all have the power to make choices about how to deal with
life's challenges.We also wanted people to know that cancer is only
one part of an affected person's life, not all of it.
"I like to tell people that cancer was just a bump on the road
for me. I had many incredible life experiences before I lost my
leg, and have made even more wonderful memories after."
-Glenda Standeven, diagnosed with bone cancer in 1987
"We want people to see us as who we were before our diagnoses
and who we became during out time with cancer. But, most
importantly, we want people to see who we are now."
-Michelle Rickaby, diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in 1988
"Cancer doesn't define us. We have love and hope, and that's all
-Julie Houlker, diagnosed with breast cancer in 1995 and passed
away on January 21, 2011, from metastatic breast cancer
Format: Trade Paperback
Published: February 1, 2010
Publisher: Choosing to Smile Publications
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0986522708
ISBN - 13: 9780986522703