- Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: FriesenPress (March 25, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1460229142
- ISBN-13: 978-1460229149
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 19 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,090,704 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Robin McGee's powerful, yet, heartbreaking journey is penned in such a way to keep the reader wanting to know what's next. The heart pours with grief and hurt but also with awe at her strength and humility.
Her daily, or almost daily, updates on Lotsahelpinghands were a treat to read, as were the numerous replies from friends and family. Even if the updates weren't the greatest to give, Robin still found a way to keep her spirit bright throughout them. Her strength never waivered. And if it did, the room of Robins helped her through.
I cannot imagine the frustration and hurt she endured, even as reading it. One hurdle at a time, she continued her fight and lived to tell of her ordeals. I am not sure I would have had that much fight left in me. Something I sure hope I do not have to find out. But in all, I am in awe of Dr. McGee. If anything, the spiritual awareness of life, while reading this book of nightmares and the overcoming of the darkest of fears, will always stay with me.
Dr. McGee sent me her book (and a personal note - thank you!) to read and leave my honest review. (In the midst of my reading, I had a medical emergency that required surgery and my paperback was left behind at the hospital. I then purchased the kindle version so I could finish reading. From there, I started reading it again from the beginning, as I am sure I am not the only one who has reread this. It seems a must to find that strength Dr. McGee has, that is easily passed along to others when the reader starts to think... about their own life, their own ups and downs, their own place in this world.)
I highly recommend this book to anyone with and without medical issues and/or cancer. To anyone needing to find a great purpose in life by being humbly reminded of the other side of the story. But I also recommend this book to anyone who needs to know the proper steps to take to fight the system if the system fights you. But mainly, recommend the book to everyone as the book is a guide of life, of how to live, even in your darkest moments.
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