Grace: a child's intimate journey through cancer and recovery
Grace: a child's intimate journey through cancer and recovery by Melinda Marchiano
Published by Happy Quail, 2010, 287 pages
Childhood cancer survivor Melinda Marchiano eloquently and humorously describes her journey through illness and recovery. Her story starts as she begins to feel ill, and we follow each step of her physical downfall as she struggles to continue to dance ballet, her greatest passion. At 14 years old, Melinda shares not only the events of her illness, but her thoughts, deep feelings and growing spirituality through operations, chemotherapy, radiation, drug reactions, an eating disorder and more. Your heart will be filled with the same grace Melinda cherished through her illness and your life will never be the same.
Author's website: http://melindamarchiano.com/