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Johnny’s bone marrow may save her life, however he’d vanished thirty years earlier.
Blood Brother—an inspiring and nakedly trustworthy memoir—reveals the hope, magnificence, and which means of grave sickness.
As a fortunately married, fifty-five-year-old skilled lady, Susan had all of it—or thought she did—till the day of her stunning analysis with stage IV Mantle Cell Lymphoma, a uncommon and aggressive illness. Ninety-eight p.c of her bone marrow was cancerous, and a coronary heart assault or mind aneurism was imminent. Inside minutes of being admitted to the hospital, her fantastically unusual life disappeared.
Dealing with a doable loss of life sentence, Susan skilled visions so lucid and delightful that she imagined she was wanting into the lobby of loss of life or a powerful afterlife. Her thoughts and physique melded into all that surrounded her. Bliss changed all concern.
However in the course of the darkest moments, Susan questioned the character of mortality. Does loss of life have the identical form, sound, and feeling for everybody? Did the daddy she yearned for consider her the second he died? What would she consider? Would there be remorse, celebration, or nothingness?
After months of grueling inpatient chemo, she confronted one other seemingly inconceivable hurdle. To dwell, she wanted a stem cell transplant. However Johnny—her sensible, off-the-grid brother—was the one doable donor. He hadn’t been heard from in thirty years.
Blood Brother is the story of curing an incurable most cancers and of the enigmatic occasions that led to discovering a person who by no means needed to be discovered. It additionally explores why he disappeared and delves into what it means to forgive the dad and mom who abused and deserted them. Susan survived twice: as soon as a violent childhood and secondly a devastating most cancers.
Blood Brother is a life-affirming story of survivorship and hope in opposition to all odds. It’s a transferring story of rebuilding a household, recognizing the unexpectedly gorgeous presents of most cancers, and of methods to embrace a profoundly beneficiant second probability at life.
“A phenomenal story of the energy of the human spirit and fierce willpower to dwell. I hope that others who’ve been confronted with a most cancers analysis may also discover inspiration, therapeutic, and closure in studying this most compelling memoir…. This guide is insightful and illuminating. I extremely advocate it to all readers.”—Joanna Mimi Choi, M.D.
“Thanks, and reward to Susan Keller for her extraordinary medical memoir, Blood Brother. Although dealing with a doubtlessly deadly sickness may be terrifying, it’s additionally a priceless alternative to study, reconnect, and heal. Susan captures and shares these main life modifications in a very accessible method.—Amy Ewing, M.D.
“I spent all [day] and many of the night time studying Blood Brother and compelled myself to cease at 3 AM (I simply couldn’t put it down!) It’s really an eye fixed opener to see the entire sickness course of via Susan’s reminiscences and emotions, and to study of her household story…. This can be a nice guide for anybody who treats sufferers, and for the sufferers and their households as nicely. It brings the Affected person Journey into clear and dramatic focus.”—Natalia Greyz, M.D.
“From the primary few engrossing pages, I used to be proper there sharing Susan’s extraordinary experiences together with her. Blood Brother is a should learn for oncologists and different suppliers who imagine their solely duty is to deal with the affected person’s medical signs. It would inform and enrich the skilled lives of these throughout the healthcare spectrum, including depth, which means to their days, and producing higher outcomes for sufferers. Blood Brother offers hope to those that’ve misplaced theirs, sufferers in addition to practitioners. There are blissful endings in any case!”—Meryl Luallin, CEO, SullivanLuallin Group
Writer:TouchPoint Press (August 15, 2021)
Merchandise Weight:14.4 ounces
Dimensions:6 x 0.63 x 9 inches