Eric

Paperback | May 30, 2000

byDoris Lund

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This is the bestselling story of Eric, a boy with leukemia who refused to give up living--as told by the person who was with him through it all, his mother.

     Eric was seventeen when he heard the doctor's verdict about the disease that wanted his life. At first he and his family could not believe it. Eric was the picture of everything a youth should be--a champion athlete, a splendid human being, vibrant with energy and loved by all who knew him.

     The doctors could promise little. They would do as much as was medically possible. Eric had to do as much as was humanly possible. But if the odds were not good, they were good enough for Eric. Given the choice between life and death, Eric chose to live.

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Seventeen-year-old Eric was a picture-perfect teen — a champion athlete, loved by everyone who knew him, about to attend college. However, all that changed with the news that he had leukemia. Although Eric knew he’d only have six months to two years to live, he never gave up his decision to outlive the cancer, even though he was up...

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This is the bestselling story of Eric, a boy with leukemia who refused to give up living--as told by the person who was with him through it all, his mother.      Eric was seventeen when he heard the doctor's verdict about the disease that wanted his life. At first he and his family could not believe it. Eric was the picture of everythi...

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This is the bestselling story of Eric, a boy with leukemia who refused to give up living -- as told by the person who was with him through it all, his mother.ERIC was seventeen when he heard the doctor's verdict about the disease that wanted his life. At first he and his family could not believe it, Eric was the picture of everything a...

Doris Lund was a writer for a variety of magazines, including Parents, Ladies Home Journal, and Good Housekeeping.She lives in Connecticut.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.56 inPublished:May 30, 2000Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060956372

ISBN - 13:9780060956370

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Eric by Doris Lund I read this book years ago (over 20 years) and recently requested it in the library. It wasn't available so today I ordered it. When I read this book it buried itself deep into my soul. I swore I would never read another book again - it had affected me to such a degree that I didn't want to submit myself to that again. I look forward to re-reading it again. As the daughter of a cancer survivor (mother) I can only imagine how difficult it was for his family to watch the everyday struggles that goes along with the everyday triumphs of the horrible disease. One of the, if not the best, books I have had the pleasure of being a part of. Thank you for telling your story.
Date published: 2003-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unforgettable. There are many books about the struggle, loss, grief and death, but "Eric", written by his mother Doris Lund, is one of the best. It is the real, honest, and moving story of the last four years of her son's life. I first read it in 1975, and have re-read it every year since. Doris Lund brought her heart, soul and writing skill to telling her son's story, and it shows in every word. This is one book not to miss.
Date published: 2000-05-16

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Seventeen-year-old Eric was a picture-perfect teen — a champion athlete, loved by everyone who knew him, about to attend college. However, all that changed with the news that he had leukemia. Although Eric knew he’d only have six months to two years to live, he never gave up his decision to outlive the cancer, even though he was up against tremendous odds. Eric by Doris Lund is a heartwrenching story of one man’s hope and struggle to live the best life possible.

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"Deeply moving and beautifully written...a triumph of life over death."--Marya Mannes"Rare and unforgettable...it will leave a permanent imprint on you."--"Library Journal"It leaves such a warm glow. I want to read it all over again. Eric is a star right up there in Brian Piccolo's league."--Gale Sayers