by Jenn McRobbie
This book sets out to address what happens to friendships when one friend faces a major life crisis like cancer, divorce or job loss. Are you at a loss for how to help your friend? Do you worry that you’re going to say the wrong thing? If you’ve ever tried to help a friend cope with a difficult and painful time in her life, then this book is for you.
By Katie A. Campbell
No one is prepared for a cancer diagnosis, especially as a twenty- or thirty-something. When Katie was diagnosed with breast cancer at 30 her dreams of motherhood were put on pause, only to be thrown out the window when her cancer eventually became Stage 4 a year later. Struggling with physical pain, emotional trauma, her own mortality and the loss of her life’s most important meaning makers threw Katie’s life into crisis. Faced with the prospect of a potentially short life Katie knew she needed to find a way back to herself and the courage to live her life all in. Katie’s raw and honest stories about how she’s survived Stage 4 cancer provide a guide for courageous and heartfelt living even in the midst of crisis. By joining the Courage Club you’ll learn from her hard-won lessons on how to build a life you love.
By Kate Bowler
The prospect of her own mortality forces Kate to realize that she has been tacitly subscribing to the prosperity gospel, living with the conviction that she can control the shape of her life with “a surge of determination.” Even as this type of Christianity celebrates the American can-do spirit, it implies that if you “can’t do” and succumb to illness or misfortune, you are a failure. Kate is very sick, and no amount of positive thinking will shrink her tumors. What does it mean to die, she wonders, in a society that insists everything happens for a reason? Kate is stripped of this certainty only to discover that without it, life is hard but beautiful in a way it never has been before. Frank and funny, dark and wise, Kate Bowler pulls the reader deeply into her life in an account she populates affectionately with a colorful, often hilarious retinue of friends, mega-church preachers, relatives, and doctors. Everything Happens for a Reason tells her story, offering up her irreverent, hard-won observations on dying and the ways it has taught her to live.
This is a reader-generated, bimonthly magazine for young women fighters & survivors of breast cancer. All stages. Zero ads. Real discussion on real topics. Each issue contains written and visual work from young women survivors and is based on a theme.
From the medical leaders of 27 of the world’s most renowned cancer centers united under the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), comes this essential guide to Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer. Adapted from clinical treatment guidelines used by physicians and oncology professionals around the world, these NCCN Guidelines for Patients® are packed with the latest information, treatment innovations, and resources about Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer.