You Are My Sunshine

Author: Anna Gray
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ISBN: 9781520911472
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'You are my sunshine' is the inspiring true story of one woman's battle against illness and disability; it charts her struggles adjusting to her new life and disabilities and the limitations which they bring. The book details her interactions with the medical staff and the progression of her life and her condition; and ultimately time spent in hospital. It tells the story of this woman's life of illness and her battles to remain positive amidst all the chaos. There are tests and more tests, plus many appointments with different consultants and doctors; all with the aim of getting to the bottom of her disabling illness. However, alongside all the medical issues and disability is the story of the love and support of her; children, family and friends which makes this book so positive and special. You are my sunshine will make you laugh and cry, it will move you and inspire you to be your best and to be there for others. Here are some the Amazon reviews of the book."Loved this book, very well written and I think it will help anyone that is struggling with their health and trying to continue their day to day life.""A truly inspirational read, that illustrates a person's suffering, trials and tribulations but still leaves you at the end of the book with a positive outlook on life, and feeling anything is achievable.""A page turning book of raw honesty and courage as Anna deals with her constant pain with no name that fitted into the usual medical boxes. Her positive attitude and memory for detail shine through her darkest moments as she literally fights for her life. I read You are my sunshine in one greedy go as it had all the ingredients a good book needs, laughter tears and an inspiring lead character whose children are her amazing side kicks."A clip from the book, 'My advice to each and everyone is not to leave it till it's too late, treasure your friends and family, don't leave it to tell people that you love them, make time for people who you care about; I guarantee that your life will be enriched and happier if you do. People can surprise you in all manner of fantastic ways!'

I Want To Live Not Just Survive

Author: Anna Gray
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ISBN: 9781973436744
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'I want to live, not just survive' takes you on Anna's journey, of taking back control of her life. In 2015 the priority had been on her health but in 2016 the priorities were switched; from focusing on her health, to living life to the full and cramming in as much fun as possible. She goes on breaks away and fits in her hospital appointments around them and she begins to look forward to a better, more balanced life. She ticks off many things on her bucket list and she literally spends half of the year travelling away from home, on various trips both home and abroad. She takes as many holidays as she can, doing as much as her body would allow and then some. 2016 proved to be an amazing year for Anna; we see how the love of her family and friends has such a positive effect on her and enables her to fulfill her dream of travelling. She is still battling with her health but she is always aiming for it not to consume her; it was important for her to shift her focus, she didn't want to be seen as the 'sick person' who couldn't do anything. 'I want to live, not just survive' shows how, even with significant illness and disability, you can still achieve, you can still live your life and enjoy all that it brings. Reading this book will make you want to experience new things, to travel to different places and fill your life with as much enjoyment as possible, irrespective of your ability. Reviews from Amazon, for the first book in the series, 'You are my sunshine.' 'A truly inspirational read, that illustrates a person's suffering, trials and tribulations but still leaves you at the end of the book with a positive outlook on life, and feeling anything is achievable.''Very inspirational great reading. Couldn't put the book down.cant wait for the follow up book. Hope Anna is doing good.''Inspirational read by Anna. Written with obvious passion for her family and friends who are helping her through her illness. Complete insight to how she is coping with her illness and the accomplishments she has achieved whilst fighting this battle. Remarkable lady!''Anna's bravery and determination to beat her condition is inspirational!As a nurse and a mum I related with everything she said about her experiences and worry for her children! An amazing book and a must read. I will be expecting any student nurse who passes under me to read this and will highly recommend it as it gives all perspectives.God bless Anna and the kids. Hoping for a happy ever after. 'Reviews from Amazon, for the second book in the series, 'Learning to dance in the rain''I couldn't wait to read the second book, just hoping it was as good as the first. Well it truly was, yet another moving and inspirational story of one womans battle, how she adjusts to a different life and finds strength not only from herself but from her amazing children. Her story shows how you can find positives in every situation, she certainly did learn to dance in the rain!!!''I read this book in 2 days. An excellent follow on story of her battle of recovery after major surgery. Anna is an inspiration and her determination to remain positive even when she felt so poorly, continue with her studies, travel and be a role model to her children makes for a great read. Well done Anna Gray, I look forward to reading the next book.''A great sequel to the fabulous You Are My Sunshine. Anna Gray is inspiring and humorous and writes with honesty and grit about her fight back to health. Can't wait for Part 3!'

My Lovely Wife In The Psych Ward

Author: Mark Lukach
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062422936
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International Bestseller A heart-wrenching, yet hopeful, memoir of a young marriage that is redefined by mental illness and affirms the power of love. Mark and Giulia’s life together began as a storybook romance. They fell in love at eighteen, married at twenty-four, and were living their dream life in San Francisco. When Giulia was twenty-seven, she suffered a terrifying and unexpected psychotic break that landed her in the psych ward for nearly a month. One day she was vibrant and well-adjusted; the next she was delusional and suicidal, convinced that her loved ones were not safe. Eventually, Giulia fully recovered, and the couple had a son. But, soon after Jonas was born, Giulia had another breakdown, and then a third a few years after that. Pushed to the edge of the abyss, everything the couple had once taken for granted was upended. A story of the fragility of the mind, and the tenacity of the human spirit, My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward is, above all, a love story that raises profound questions: How do we care for the people we love? What and who do we live for? Breathtaking in its candor, radiant with compassion, and written with dazzling lyricism, Lukach’s is an intensely personal odyssey through the harrowing years of his wife’s mental illness, anchored by an abiding devotion to family that will affirm readers’ faith in the power of love.

Why Not Me

Author: Mandy McMillan
Publisher: Hachette Scotland
ISBN: 0755363094
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Mandy McMillan was not a fighter. She was ordinary: a hairdresser, a party girl, a bit of a coward when it came to all things medical. The worst she'd ever fought was a cold. Then she was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 27 - the second in her group of five friends to be struck down by the disease. She'd had a one in 1,900 chance of getting it. Her cancer was incurable; chemotherapy almost killed her, her body was so ravaged that she almost gave up, but Mandy battled on. Her one stroke of good fortune? The arrival of new wonder-drug, Herceptin. Then a miracle happened: Mandy gave birth to Britain's first Herceptin baby, a little girl conceived, carried and born to a mum on long-term treatment. A drug saved Mandy McMillan, now a daughter called Holly is keeping her alive. And she will fight every single day to see her child grow up.

Learning To Dance In The Rain

Author: Anna Gray
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ISBN: 9781521866634
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'Learning to dance in the rain' follows on from where the inspirational biography, 'You are my sunshine' ended; we follow Anna's journey and struggles in the aftermath of her brain surgery. The story takes a different path to her first book, as Anna tries to adjust to her new life, limited by her symptoms; her recovery is slow and rife with obstacles, she is then given some news which floors her and sets her recovery back even further. We see how her children, friends and family all rally round and support her through all of her battles with her health. We see moments of sadness and moments of happiness, we are seeing the world and all of its ugliness and wonder through her eyes. We are taken on a expedition, over the many hurdles which she faces and we are treated to the joy and love which she receives from everyone around her. Despite facing many battles, she manages to remain positive and focussed on living a better life; going away as much as she could to balance out her life . We want her to come through it all, we feel her pain, we experience her optimism and we are mesmerized by her positivity and strength through-out. It is a truly inspirational memoir from someone who is trying to live her life as well as she can; reading this book will leave you wanting to fight for a better, more fulfilled life, for you and all your loved ones. Reviews from Amazon, for the first book in the series, 'You are my sunshine.' 'A truly inspirational read, that illustrates a person's suffering, trials and tribulations but still leaves you at the end of the book with a positive outlook on life, and feeling anything is achievable.''Very inspirational great reading. Couldn't put the book down.cant wait for the follow up book. Hope Anna is doing good.''Inspirational read by Anna. Written with obvious passion for her family and friends who are helping her through her illness. Complete insight to how she is coping with her illness and the accomplishments she has achieved whilst fighting this battle. Remarkable lady!''Anna's bravery and determination to beat her condition is inspirational!As a nurse and a mum I related with everything she said about her experiences and worry for her children! An amazing book and a must read. I will be expecting any student nurse who passes under me to read this and will highly recommend it as it gives all perspectives.God bless Anna and the kids. Hoping for a happy ever after. ''Loved this book, very well written and I think will help anyone that is struggling with their health and trying to continue their day to day life.''An honest and inspiring story that will make you laugh, cry and feel grateful for what you have and who you have around you. This story was a delight and sometimes difficult to read but the positive outlook Anna has on life and the support from all around her is just incredible. Can't wait for the next one.'

Unbroken

Author: Laura Hillenbrand
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 0812974492
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Relates the story of a U.S. airman who survived when his bomber crashed into the sea during World War II, spent forty-seven days adrift in the ocean before being rescued by the Japanese Navy, and was held as a prisoner until the end of the war.

Old Before My Time

Author: Hayley Okines
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1632280485
File Size: 25,63 MB
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Hayley's an extraordinary girl -- Kylie Minogue Hayley just lights up a room. She's so full of happiness -- Lorraine Kelly Hayley Okines is like no other 13-year-old schoolgirl.In Old Before My Time, Hayley and her mum Kerry reflect on her unusual life. Share Hayley’s excitement as she travels the world meeting her pop heroes Kylie, Girls Aloud and Justin Bieber and her sadness as she loses her best friend to the disease at the age of 11. Now as she passes the age of 13 – the average life expectancy for a child with progeria – Hayley talks frankly about her hopes for the future and her pioneering drug trials in America which could unlock the secrets of ageing for everyone...

My Beautiful Struggle

Author: Jordan Bone
Publisher: Trapeze
ISBN: 1409171531
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A girl with her whole life ahead of her. A terrible accident. An inspiring story of triumph over trauma. Aged 15, Jordan was a happy-go-lucky girl; having fun with friends and loving life. In one fateful moment, everything changed. A car accident left her paralysed from the chest down and shocked her into deep depression. She was on the brink of giving up. But gradually Jordan realised there is hope beyond utter devastation, and life beyond disability. Painstakingly re-learning how to apply her beloved make-up, Jordan began to rebuild her sense of self and empowerment. Her body may have been broken but her spirit was not. She is now a successful beauty blogger and her journey of positivity inspires millions around the world. MY BEAUTIFUL STRUGGLE is the incredible true story of how one young woman overcame immense challenges, of inner strength that lies beneath outer beauty, of how to believe in yourself and find the light when it feels like all hope is gone.

Mum S Way

Author: Ian Millthorpe
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 147112665X
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Angie and Ian were childhood sweethearts,Angie adored kids and, as one of eight children himself, Ian was only too happy to have as many as they could. After their marriagethey had three sons in quick succession. But then, aged just thirty one, Angie was diagnosed with breast cancer and the couple had to accept they might not be able to have any more. Five years on,though, with Angie well again they went on to have five more. But in 2007, Angie had a shadow on her lung and it was the return of the original breast cancer she thought she had beaten. It seemed the disease had returned to tear their world apart again. Though Ian searched tirelessly for cures, Angie practised acceptance. She wouldn't live to see her children grow up. Raising eight children would be a big job for any couple; to raise them alone, without their mother, an almost Herculean feat. But this was exactly what Angie wanted Ian to be able to do. So in the last months of her life, Angie compiled a list of 'rules' to guide Ian in the future, and put him on an intensive training course,so he could learn all the skills he would need. She taught him howto makeher special chicken curry, how to soothe away their hurts, pack their lunchboxes with all their favouritesand do all the little things she'd done for them so unthinkingly.And Ian knew he wasn't just doing this for the children. He was doing it so his beloved wife could be comforted by knowing that he had the tools to bring their children up her way. Finally, inevitably, came the hardest task of all. Angie, the job done, hadto find the courage to let them go, and Ian and the children the courage to carry on without her.

Why Ben

Author: Brooke Kinsella
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1847399029
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At 2.30 in the morning of 29 June 2008, Broke Kinsella received a phone call. It was her sister Jade, telling her that their beloved brother Ben had been stabbed while out celebrating finishing his GCSEs. The Kinsella family's shock soon turned to grief when Ben lost his fight for life later that day, surrounded by those who love him. Too upset at the time to speak about Ben's senseless murder, and with Ben's killers now convicted and behind bars, the former East Enders actress is able to reveal her full story in this heartbreaking and beautifully written memoir that celebrates the life of a young man whose future was so cruelly stolen from him. Beginning with Ben's death an ending with the aftermath of the trial of his killers, the book is an extremely personal and powerful portrait of loss in the age of knife crime. From their first Christmas without Ben to facing the accused in court for the first time, Brooke writes in detail about the devastation that was caused in one night and which has changed her and her family's life forever. It is a powerfully moving and brave exploration of grief.