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Vendor: WestBow Press
Publication Date: 2014
On the day Donna Tarrant was diagnosed with breast cancer, December 17, 2002, she was standing at the kitchen counter slicing ham for the twenty-five or so guests that were due to arrive for a luncheon any minute. The phone call left her speechless. The doctor told her to buy green bananas; she would be alive to eat them! Any other time, she would have laughed out loud. Now, she was going to die.
After half a night of research, she knew exactly what she was going to do. After the doctors appointment, she was determined. She would have a mastectomy and tram flap reconstruction, all on the same day. She did not intend to have chemotherapy or radiation. This is when God stepped in and made her realize that she was in control of nothing, except her dependence and faith in Him. She learned very quickly that He is in control and He does have a plan.
She could make bold statements about what she was not going to do, but the truth of the matter was that she had to hand it all over to Jesus, her Lord and Savior. Finally, she received the peace that was missing. She could not attain that peace without giving it all to Jesus.
After surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation, she began anew to live her lifeone of extreme appreciation for the gift that she had been given. Life was so much more precious now and she lived it fully. Then, the unthinkable happened.
ALKH5 Stars Out Of 5A Must ReadJuly 27, 2016ALKHQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0This is very inspirational. It helps those who have a tough time with any problem and makes others aware of the gifts of each day. God has blessed each of us in many ways and we tend to take everything for granted.
excellent5 Stars Out Of 5excellentMay 19, 2016excellentQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Donna's mother first told me about this book and gave me a copy of it. I have known Donna since high school and was aware of her illness. It wasn't until I read the book that I fully grasped what struggles she has endured in fighting this illness. The book had a powerful impact on my life. Through this book my faith has been strengthened. I have have learned to trust God for his presence in my life every day. This book will lift the spirits of anyone struggling with a terminal illness. This story really drives home how powerful God is. Reading about her faith and the faith of her family to trust God for every aspect of dealing with the illness is sure to inspire everyone who reads it. I highly recommend this inspirational book.
Mary S.5 Stars Out Of 5This book will be an encouragement to all who read itMay 11, 2016Mary S.Quality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Donnas aunt, my friend, loaned me this book to read. Over the months that Donna fought this battle, my friend shared with me brief snippets of Donnas illness and struggles. But it was not until I read this autobiography that I fully grasped the extent of what she went through, and realized the courage and faith that was required by Donna and her family as they learned to trust God for every need. I am truly inspired by her book. Donna has since told me that she wrote this book in the hopes that it will help others who are going through similar experiences. I believe this book will help and encourage ALL who read it. Her story will reassure you that God is always in control and remind you of how great His love is for you. I highly recommend this well written, interesting, and stirring book.
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