The stories inside are interesting, emotional, and inspiring. They are both negative and positive surrounding lessons everyone needs about life, death, and grieving. The patients in these stories are children who were diagnosed with life threatening illnesses. Every child referred to us was not expected to live very long. Many of them have died but others have survived their illnesses in spite of their bleak diagnosis. This book was written by parents, siblings, friends, volunteers and even a few stories from the patients themselves. They have shared their deepest feelings and the roller coaster rides that accompany a serious illness. Anyone out there that has been through a health crisis with a loved one can relate to the authors in this book. Reading this book can assist others in understanding that they are not alone, and their unstable emotions and fears are very normal during the worst of times. Keeping a positive attitude is essential for survival. Throughout the book you will read about the importance of the volunteers who gave money, time, and prayers to keep the patients' and their families' attitudes on a positive note and helped them create happy memories. I want to emphasize that volunteering your time to assist others in need can be very important and rewarding to your own lives. When your faith is strong and your heart is in the right place, even if things do not go as planned, God will bless you for your efforts and you will learn another new lesson in life.