When Ralph Bear was diagnosed with leukemia he was told by an oncologist he would be dead by 65. He was also told there was nothing he could do to strengthen the odds.
More than 14 years later, Ralph has outlived his cancer diagnosis and went on to create the idea of Patient Stories to help others in need. From what started as the website http://www.patientstories.com has now evolved into Patient Stories.
Through a compilation of real-life examples, the book gives the true voice and encounter of people who have been diagnosed with various chronic diseases or illnesses, and what they do on a day-to-day basis to remain healthy. The author gives a first-person narrative for each story that leaves the individuals tone of their experiences.
What started with one man’s vision to keep himself on a healthy track ends with a journalist who has met with people around the country to hear-- and share-- what they have and continue to go through, and what their health and life means to them today.
About the author: Andrea King is a Metro Detroit-based journalist, writer, and photographer. She is the product manager and lead writer of Patient Stories, and a contributing writer for many community newspapers and websites, including the Detroit Free Press and Ambassador magazine. King is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a degree in Business and Journalism, and holds an M.B.A. with a concentration in Marketing. Learn more at http://www.patientstories.com.
Title: Patient Stories: Coping with Life-Changing Illnesses
Author: Andrea King
Genre: Non-Fiction, Health & Wellness
Publication Date: August 2011
Price: $14.95 (paperback) $2.99 (ebook)
Publisher: Self-published, manufactured by Thomson-Shore Inc.
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