In this book, three young survivors present emotionally candid accounts of how cancer turned their lives upside down. While many of us have been touched by cancer in some form, few of us have been privy to the raw and honest details of what a cancer patient – especially a young cancer patient – thinks, feels, experiences, and endures. And while there have been many books written about cancer, few have quantified the effects of painkillers and sedatives by likening them to a certain number of beers consumed. Readers are given a unique insight into how a cancer diagnosis and treatment require a “complete reboot of a new set of expectations, challenges, and unknown experiences.”
Without discounting the understandable draw to seek out statistics and scientific data and the inclination to question God, the book emphasizes the importance of a positive mindset, both in private and in public, when facing a cancer diagnosis. The writers’ touching and personal testimonies remind all of us to never accept waiting until tomorrow to feel better.