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“...should be compulsory reading for all health professionals who have any involvement in the care of people with cancer... In addition to the many amazing stories, the book contains wonderful practical advice for cancer patients, families, and support persons...”

Dr Mark Bassett, Executive Director, Medical Services & Clinical Governance, Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, NSW Health

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“The honest and inspirational stories of survival and the practical advice you and those you have interviewed give, will hopefully provide a roadmap for others to negotiate the difficult path you have followed.” — A/Professor Robert Lindeman, Haematologist, A/Professor, School of Medicine, University of NSW

“In spite of a busy schedule, I genuinely had a lot of trouble putting Jo’s book down. Too often as clinicians, we become largely-focused on the disease, as opposed to the person behind the condition. Their hopes, dreams, anxieties—this book provided a level of insight that I rarely have the chance to hear. Thank you, Jo for bringing together this remarkable collection of, not only survival, but in many ways success stories. I’m a better doctor for having read it.” — Dr Meghan Dares, Orthopaedic Surgeon

“A truly remarkable collection of people’s experiences and reactions facing the life-threatening condition that is cancer. Filled with wisdom and resources from those who know first-hand what it’s like to face and survive a diagnosis.” — Emelie Carine Gustavsson, CancerAid

“Jo has captured the essence and character of the people in this book beautifully. So much so that I feel like I sat round the kitchen table with them, fully involved in the discussions about their personal struggles with cancer. I am humbled by their generosity. Most experienced intense suffering, fear and seemingly insurmountable odds. Regardless or perhaps because of this, all exemplify how, in our darkest times, the human spirit can mobilise strength, determination, courage, hope and wisdom. While the individuals may not see this themselves, I believe they are incredible human beings who remind me of the dignity and preciousness of life.”     — Dr Sue Leicester, Clinical Psychologist

“I loved the book and I was impressed by the resilience of humans. I’m amazed at how people, who may not have considered themselves to be brave, are often very, very brave. I see people who are unable to cope with a stubbed toe, cope with

life-ending illnesses and really find the strength in themselves that they didn’t know was there. It seems a shame that people have to face the end of their life to realise what great depth of character they have. It was nice to read about the kindness that other members of the community were able to show to people who were in trouble. I hope it encourages other people not to be frightened to put out a helping hand to people who are unwell. Some members of the community feel uncomfortable when they see somebody without hair, or without a limb. They tend to withdraw but this is the time when people in trouble need all the help and support and kindness that they can get.” — Dr Jenny Smiley, GP and National Telstra Business Zaffyre (small business) Award Winner, 2006

“This is such an honest insight into the effects of cancer from the very first signs through diagnoses and everything that comes after. Jo has captured the true spirit of the journey people go through on their fight to survive. How they come through it much wiser and stronger with a whole new outlook on life. I was captivated from the beginning of the book and hope that all cancer patients will get to read it. Nothing has been left out. It is a practical, no holds barred inspiring reference book on how to survive and thrive from a cancer diagnosis. Knowledge is power and the information in Jo’s book will empower whoever reads it.” — Maralyn Young, Founder/President, Breast Aware Australia

“Within these pages, Jo and the people that have generously and bravely shared their stories give us a remarkable gift of knowledge, inspiration and hope. These are refreshing and empowering perspectives on how to approach a journey through cancer or indeed any other illness and to travel back to health and happiness. In sharing their experiences and insights, these heroes teach us how to live a better life. It is humbling and awe- inspiring and a great blessing.” — Dr April Traynor, Family Wellness Chiropractor

“What an inspirational and informative piece of literature! Unfortunately, people from all walks of life know someone who is suffering or has suffered through cancer. This is such a touching, yet practical approach to provide insight and hope for those who are facing this trauma. Well done, Jo.” — David Crowe, CEO, Wollongong Private Hospital

“Couldn’t put it down! The stories of how these amazing people have overcome the ‘evil genius’ are so inspiring. Having worked with clients who have been affected by cancer, the practical tips for patients and loved ones are priceless. Jo has a special gift of being able to connect with people on a very personal level, providing readers with greater insight into how to not only survive, but to thrive!”  — Dianne Chalk, Certified Financial Planner, AgedCare Specialist

“A warm and very human collection of stories from everyday heroes whose transformation, as a result of their cancer journey, proves that what we often fear as crisis, can indeed be a gift. You will be richer for this experience.” — Kym Krey, Business Mentor, Leadership Specialist