“Praying for a Miracle when it’s Hopeless” is about my physical, mental, and emotional struggle with Stage 4 Breast Cancer while going through a gut-wrenching divorce, and a fight for custody of my son. In 2004 and 2005, I had many battles with breast cancer resulting in two mastectomies and two reconstruction surgeries. In 2007, I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Breast Cancer with metastasis to my brain. Shortly after my surgery, I was sent away in a wheelchair and a diaper by my husband back to my family in CA, leaving me penniless and hopeless. In 2008, after being sent to CA, I was diagnosed with Hydrocephalus by Stanford Medical Center. The surgeon told my mother that he was glad she brought me because I would have been dead in 3-days. After three infectious attempts, the shunt was successfully surgically inserted into my brain to drain the water to my bladder.
I have no answers as to why my husband tried abandoning me, divorcing me, and leaving me for dead fighting for my life, and for visitation and custody of my son. I may have lost a few battles along the way. But, thanks to God, I won the war!! Included in my book are tips that helped me to recover. I am currently enjoying seeing my son experiencing college life; a site I never thought I would survive to see. Praise the power of God!!
Targeted Age Group:: 18+
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I wrote this book because I was encouraged by my friends and family. When I shared my story with others, everyone responded, "You should write a book." They said that I went through a harrowing journey. I didn't know how or why I survived. I just knew I was still here because I had a purpose. It finally came to me. God wanted me to share my uplifting and inspirational story with those touched by breast cancer. I now know that a breast cancer diagnosis is not a death sentence. Not everyone will survive. My message is to insert Hope.
There are some events that occur in our lives that leave us void of the very
breath that we breathe. These events are usually without fail, occurrences
that happen unexpectedly, and certainly aren’t a part of the ultimate
blueprint we have drawn for our lives. Nonetheless, these catastrophic
moments in time do come, and often leave us much different than how
they found us.
They leave us scarred.
They leave us picking up the pieces to shattered dreams, hopes, and
They leave us changed.
Just like Marcus Aurelius once said, “When you can’t control what’s
happening, challenge yourself to control the way you respond to what’s
happening. That’s where your power is!”
Some people choose to allow the storms of life to rage on without any
effort being made to calm the sea. And, I get it. You’ll see throughout this
book moments where the average person would have given up and
thrown in the towel. You’ll probably have some jaw-dropping moments
where you’ll experience the same raw emotions I felt as I lived multiple
nightmares back to back. But, amid all the hell I have lived through and
survived, I found slivers of hope that compelled me to fight. That
pushed me into my war mode that ultimately brought about healing
and restoration. While it’s very true that I lost plenty of battles along
the way, it is with a great sense of accomplishment that I write this book
having won the war.
Tough days are inevitable. Trials are sure to come. But, it’s how you
handle the tough days and the trials that sets you apart from the rest. Am
I suggesting you glide through them without a tear-stained face? Absolutely
not. That is not realistic. I am suggesting that you keep your positive
outlook so as to know without a shadow of a doubt that the outcome will
be in your favor.
My story that you are about to read is one of strength and survival. As
you flip through the pages of my life, and travel on the very tumultuous
journey that left me broken, in despair, and minus hope; you’ll take notes
and discover how I regained my wholeness, how I regained my sense of
purpose, and how I found the audacity to hope again. Dream again. Live
Yes, there are wars. But not all of them end in defeat. Some of them
end in victory. And, my war…well, it ended in bittersweet victory.
Here’s my story…
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