Grace: a child's intimate journey through cancer and recovery
Grace: a child's intimate journey through cancer and recovery by Melinda Marchiano
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: https://gracemelinda.com/
It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life
It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life By Lance Armstrong
Berkley trade, 2001, 289 pages
This is the story of a journey from inauspicious beginnings through triumph, tragedy, transformation and transcendence. It is the personal story of Lance Armstrong's life so far, from childhood through early success, nearly fatal cancer, recovery, survivorship, more triumph (victory in the 1999 Tour de France), marriage and first-time fatherhood.