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Three years after reaching the top of Mt. Everest, Alan came face to face with “The Everest of Illnesses” when he was diagnosed with the very aggressive cancer of the blood, acute leukemia, and given less than a year to live. At diagnosis, 90% of the cells in his bone marrow were cancerous. With the help of his then fiancée, Cecilia, he not only survived, but thrived. This is their inspiring true story of commitment, teamwork and triumph. Part cancer climb, part love story, all authenticity. It is the first book in the proposed Climb Back from Cancer™ Collection and one of the very few written by the patient and the caregiver – they alternate chapters. The book offers not only a living example of how to climb back from cancer, but demonstrates how to transform adversity into opportunity. It introduces The 10 Tools of Triumph™ for survivors and caregivers – what Alan and Cecilia consider are the key psychological skills required to maximize your chances of surviving cancer and thriving beyond it. Inspirational and empowering.
A Must-Read for Every Patient, Survivor and Caregiver
“Chicken Soup – with wings! This book will take you to new heights.”
– Jack Canfield, Co-Author, Chicken Soup for the Soul®
“An impressive illustration of the power of the mind and the magic of combined commitment.”
– Dr. Carl Simonton, Author, Getting Well Again
“Proof that one plus one actually equals four.”
– Greg Anderson, Author, Cancer – 50 Essential Things to Do
What Readers Are Saying…
“I am a recent breast cancer survivor and I finished this book in two days. It offers something unique and life affirming to patients, survivors and caregivers everywhere! It is well-written, inspirational, and full of hope.”
– Lyn Walfish, Survivor, Boston, MA.
“You guys have hit so many points that I stress with my patients. I love it! I will be putting your book on my suggested reading list for my patients.”
– Dr. Beth B. DuPree, M.D., Breast Cancer Oncologist & Surgeon, Langhorne, PA.
“Extremely inspirational! The lessons in this book can be used not only by patients during treatment but in their personal and professional lives as well. It encourages all of us to be proactive to life’s situations.”
– Tom Fredericks, Chairman of the Board, ECL Group of Companies, Canada
“I could not put this book down. I read the whole think in one sitting. Thanks for the inspiration.”
– Todd Margo, Dublin, OH.
“Bravo! I think Climb Back From Cancer should be mandatory reading for any family going through any kind of cancer treatment.”
– Dave Slowski, Canada
“Climb Back from Cancer tosses out a rope of hope to all. I could resonate with how their mental climbing tools could help strengthen and lift me out of my own happiness-threating dis-eases!”
– Linda Brown, Canada
“I was amazed how difficult it was to put this book down. It is extremely well written and uplifting. I will be sending a copy to my sister whose husband was recently diagnosed.”
– Cyril Spratt, Cambridge, MA.
“I wanted to share what an inspiration your book has been to me. I am a lung cancer survivor almost 7 years in remission. Thank you Alan and Cecilia for your inspirational story.”
– Gerry Davis, Survivor, Canada
“Your 10 Tools of Triumph mirror what we are encouraging people and caregivers to adopt in both our health care provider and family caregiver training programs. Thank you for continuing to inspire all of us to live life to the fullest.”
– Corinne Parker, Alzheimer Society Calgary, Canada
“This book is a force of nature. I am particularly pleased this is not only a “what-to-do-if” book, but also a meditation of how to appreciate our world and our place within it.”
– Randy Fletcher, Canada
“I want you to know how much I enjoyed your book. It is very inspirational, educational, and well written. Your 10 Tools of Triumph for survivors and caregivers are right on.”
– Dr. Al Ritsema, Ph.D., Psychology, Oshkosh, WI.
“This book is magnificent. The impact it will have and the hope it can give to both patients and loved ones is truly breathtaking. It is enormously important to the thousands of people who have nowhere to turn and who desperately need hope.”
– Maurice O’Callaghan, Canada
“After purchasing your book I have been totally and completely consumed as the pages unfolded before my eyes. It was nothing short of awe-inspiring. I walked beside you from start to finish.”
– Sonja Shane, An Inspired Quilt Maker, Pincher Creek, Canada
“My husband and I both recently read your truly wonderful book, Climb Back from Cancer. I cannot tell you how incredibly moved I was by your words. I am undergoing chemotherapy for ovarian cancer. At a time when we were overwhelmed with emotions and fear, reading the intimate and selfless material you both wrote was so very helpful to us. Thank you both for sharing your story in such a meaningful way.”
– Jo Robertson, Vancouver, BC, Canada