- File Size: 376 KB
- Print Length: 151 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1683091264
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Difference Press (July 5, 2016)
- Publication Date: July 5, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01I20D21I
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,170,843 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Courage Club: A Radical Guide for Audaciously Living Beyond Cancer Kindle Edition
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"I commend Katie for her courage to share her story to help other young breast cancer survivors. Through my own journey with breast cancer I found loving yourself is hard when you feel like your body has failed you, however I agree with Katie that our bodies are incredible machines capable of taking us on great adventures. This is a nice book to remind all of us survivors about practicing acceptance, being vulnerable, and loving ourselves. Thanks Katie!"
Diagnosed with breast cancer at age 36
CEO of Young Survival Coalition
"The Courage Club is a brave friend when the most important things in life are taken away. Katie Campbell shows how letting go of what we expected, creates strength to embrace life and to live with everything we have."
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Stupid Cancer Board of Directors
"Campbell inspires and empowers readers to live well. She is a ray of light."
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"Katie Campbell's desire to continue living is so powerful she is unwilling to forgo any option to attain that goal. This desire radiates in her writing, leaving her readers both inspired and absolutely positive that Campbell is the world's biggest badass."
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I am almost embarrassed to admit that although I’m in my mid-40’s and have heard time and again admonitions to “Live in the present moment”, “Take risks”, and “Live boldly”; and although I’ve read that you’re supposed to live like today is the last day of your life; although I’ve had all those kinds of messages in my head for YEARS, it took reading this book to get the message into my HEART. And now that the message has become revelation, I am excited about living for the first time in years.
Thank you, Katie, for sharing your story. It has blessed me in ways you cannot imagine.
Now to the would-be reader: if you need a kick in the pants to be grateful for the life you have been given in this present moment, or if you're struggling to find meaning in your life, download and read this book! It is not for cancer patients only!
Katie confesses how it felt to find out her lifelong hopes of motherhood had been dashed and how difficult it was to be repeatedly reminded of this everywhere she went. She writes of an emotional breakdown bringing her marriage to the brink of collapse. She writes of very seriously considering suicide.
Not all of Katie's revelations are sad ones though. I smiled when she confesses her favorite food and I was filled with joy to read of her travels, particularly her time walking beside Gorillas in the wild. Katie's narrative is solemn when necessary but she infuses plenty of levity through sarcasm and by poking fun at herself. This book will not bring you down. It will do quite the opposite actually. Ever time Katie divulges a painful setback and all of the devastation and trauma it caused, she carefully describes to you the knowledge she sought and the techniques she developed to cope with it and eventually move beyond it. Each chapter is dedicated to one of several rules Katie created for inclusion into a much happier and more meaningful state of living which she called, "The Courage Club".
The answers Katie found for herself may not be for you but surely you will find inspiration in her perseverence and in the numerous mental and physical exercises, philosophies and activities she embraced to preserve her life, her marriage and to enhance her relationship with herself, her loved ones and the world around her.
The final act of Katie's life is one of a young lady fighting for and finding, gradually, a way of life in which entitlement, jealousy, insecurity, anger, disappointment and hopelessness give way to determination, an impervious sense of duty and a joy for all that this life offers us.
In short, she found a way to love life, unconditionally.
Katie, being the beautiful selfless person that she was, decided to share what she had found. She couldn't keep it all for herself. It's all here for you in this book. Please take it.
Top international reviews
Katie Campbell beschreibt zunächst ihre Erfahrung seit ihrer Brustkrebsdiagnose im jungen Alter von 30 Jahren mit allen Höhen und Tiefen.
Durch die vielen gesundheitlichen und emotionalen Rückschläge und die vollkommene Änderung ihrer Lebenspläne hat sie völlig neue Prioritäten entdeckt, die ihr Leben bedeutungsvoll und jeden Tag lebenswert machen.
Eine Ode an das Leben und die Kunst, es jeden Tag voll auszukosten und eine tolle Leseempfehlung nicht nur für Menschen, die mit Krebs in Berührung gekommen sind, sondern auch für all jene, die sich auf die wichtigen Dinge zurückbesinnen wollen.
Ich wünsche jedem jungen Krebspatienten, dieses Buch lesen zu können und neuen Mut zu schöpfen.