Onwards We Go by Stephen MohanOnwards We Go by Stephen Mohan

Onwards We Go

byStephen Mohan

Paperback | January 1, 2017

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I lost my left eye to cancer at the age of two. I haven't let this deter me from working as a steamroller driver, ski racing coach, coffee bean delivery man, wooden boat shipwright, bicycle mechanic, whale watching skipper, fish farmer, vineyard worker, tall ship boatswain, and snow gun operator. I’ve illegally driven across a parade route, lost control of my sailing dinghy in a helicopter downdraft, and ridden my bicycle face first into the trunk of a car. I’ve narrowly avoided drowning by unsuccessfully re-inventing Scuba using common household items, and been scoured head to toe by a doctor wielding a dish brush and a bottle of iodine in the Dominican Republic.

None of these broad experiences prepared me for the asperous path of leading my son, Jasper, through cancer treatment. This is a story of how my heart broke completely, how I’m now left trying to answer the unanswerable, and how I’m searching for the reasons to keep living.

When he's not in the hospital getting a tetanus shot, Stephen Mohan lives on Vancouver Island in British Columbia with his wife Barbra of 'Calamity Kid' fame, where he wrestles everyday between the grief and loss of his son and the gratefulness he feels of being a survivor himself.
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Title:Onwards We GoFormat:PaperbackDimensions:275 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:January 1, 2017Publisher:Abominable Mohan PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1775095002

ISBN - 13:9781775095002

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“Stephen writes from the heart; broken yet healing, and at the same time generous and filled with humanity. This book is a story of living with, through and after childhood cancer. A book filled with gentleness, compassion, hope and love. Onwards We Go is a book for everyone.” - DR. CARON STRAHLENDORF   B.C. Children’s Hospital, Clinical Associate Professor, Head of Division of Hematology and Oncology, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia“As CEO for Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon, I see families in similar situations on a daily basis, and by Stephen sharing his experience and emotions, and the reality of treatment for Jasper and how it affected both he and Barb, it is a reality check that those reading will relate to, whether they have experienced a cancer journey or not. It is a powerful and emotional story, which is real and is so impactful. Knowing Jasper was a gift and his joy and passion will stay with me always… onward.” - RICHARD PASS  Chief Executive Officer, Ronald McDonald House British Columbia & Yukon“Parents of children with serious illnesses face a challenging journey. We are fortunate in British Columbia to have exceptional places of care and a support community for families. For more than thirty years the Canucks for Kids Fund has supported organizations like the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, Canuck Place Children’s Hospice and Ronald McDonald House, so that families like the Mohans receive the care they need in BC. Thank you Stephen for sharing Jasper’s story.” - TREVOR LINDEN  President of Hockey Operations, Vancouver Canucks