The first book in the proposed "Climb Back from Cancer Collection"…Climb Back from Cancer - A Survivor and Caregiver's Inspirational Journey is both a gripping true adventure story and a touching love story. At the age of 42, international bestselling author, Mt. Everest climber and summiteer, Alan Hobson, believed scaling the world's tallest peak would be the biggest challenge he would face in his life. Over a decade, he had endured three grueling expeditions to Everest before finally standing on top on his third attempt. Then he had turned his ambition to becoming the best adventure speaker in the world. But three years after Everest, he came face to face with an even bigger mountain: he was diagnosed with acute leukemia, a cancer of the blood, and given less than a year to live. With the help of his fiancée, Cecilia, he not only survived, but thrived, and the couple emerged all the stronger from their shared trial. Climb Back from Cancer is their inspiring account of commitment, teamwork and triumph. The story offers not only a living example of how to climb back from cancer, but demonstrates how to transform adversity into opportunity. It includes "The 10 Tools of Triumph" for survivors and caregivers -- what the couple considers to be the key psychological skills required not only to survive life-threatening illness, but to thrive beyond it. Powerful, relevant and moving. A "must-read" for every patient, survivor and caregiver.
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