What Melinda has learned in 15 years is far more than most people learn in a lifetime. Her attitude, faith, insights and humor are a true inspiration.
I have often said God gives children with cancer something extra. They are remarkable and inspiring people to be around. Melinda tells her story with such honesty and openness that you can't help but be touched and encouraged. This is sure to be a blessing to all that read it!
What an extraordinary young woman Melinda is! Her story, though heartbreaking, pulsates with joy and faith and hope. God Bless her!
-Kathie Lee Gifford
Grace: A Child's Intimate Journey Through Cancer and Recovery is a vivid and engaging description of a brave and articulate youth's encounter with cancer.
-Dr. Lee Hartwell, President & Director, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & 2001 Nobel Laureate
Many people have written about their individual battles with cancer, some very beautifully. Melinda Marchiano tells the story of her cancer in a particularly engaging manner. Her message -- that you are not alone and that you can prevail -- will lift the spirits of many, particularly younger patients like her.
-Dr. Edward J. Benz, President, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Richard and Susan Smith Professor of Medicine; Professor of Pediatrics & Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School
There is great comfort in knowing that another young person has faced cancer and has overcome its many challenges. Melinda's personal story lights that difficult path and offers encouragement and hope to the patient, siblings, and parents.
-Moody D. Wharam, Jr., MD, FACR, FASTRO; Professor of Radiation Oncology, Department of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences, The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at John Hopkins
Grace: A Child's Intimate Journey through Cancer and Recovery is a rare book- brave, inspiring, and empowering. Buy this book for a person with cancer, but read it first yourself. This uplifting story from 15 year-old Melinda will make your heart soar.
-Regina Ellis, Chief Executive Officer & Founder the Children's Cancer Association
Grace: A Child's Intimate Journey through Cancer and Recovery is required reading for anyone touched by cancer- parents, children, friends and caregivers. It tells the story of a courageous girl through the perspective that is rarely heard -- hers!
---Dr. Thomas J. Lynch, Director, Yale Cancer Center; Physician-in-Chief, Smilow Cancer Hospital
This was an ok story. I've worked in pediatric oncology for almost 10 years, the story line seemed accurate but the writing wasn't very strong.Published 15 months ago by promise2try
Melinda is truly honest about her journey. I could not put this book down. A definite must read for anyone because we all know someone that has/had some form of cancer.Published on April 22, 2012 by Caligurl24
I found the story very compelling but the writing dragged it down. The pages were littered with analogies and some of the phrases were very repetitive. Read morePublished on March 23, 2012 by lehrski
What can I say! This book is beyond description, it is a must read! It is a story of courage, faith, love, the battle within yourself, and what touched me the most the love between... Read morePublished on March 13, 2011 by Yazmid
I just finished reading this marvelous book. It truly tells it like it is. Having cancer is very frightening, but Melinda helps put it in proper perspective. Read morePublished on January 18, 2011 by L C