Friday, October 23, 2009

Hope, Faith and Charlie Review

Seeing your little one sick is the worst thing any parent can go through. I know just seeing my baby with a cold makes me ache. I would do anything to make him feel better. I can't even imagine how parents handle seeing their child endure a life threatening illness.

Hope, Faith and Charlie: An Inspirational Journey tells one mother's story. Written by mom, Deirdre Carey, the book follows their family's struggles with childhood cancer. She takes readers through Charlie's diagnosis and treatment, battles and successes.At only 6 months, Charlie was diagnosed with stage 4 brain and spine cancer. His story is one of hope, of love, of support. Carey's goal in self-publishing her story was to let people know that miracles do exist. She watched as one unfolded in front of her eyes. As her baby healed.

Through 21 months of chemo and 10 surgeries, Carey shows how the love of family, trust in her own instincts, and the strength of one little boy can prevail. She shows that faith and hope can get you through any struggle life leads you to.

Hope, Faith and Charlie is an amazing read. I found myself in tears on many occasions, my heart breaking for their struggles. Carey's way with words makes you feel as though you are right there with her, cheering on Charlie.

The book takes you on an emotional roller coaster, but I would recommend it to anyone going through a tough life challenge, to every mom who needs to renew their faith. It will force you to re-evaluate, to see things in a different light.

(A recent photo of a healthy Charlie)

Hope, Faith and Charlie can be ordered online from the Hope, Faith and Charlie site or from Amazon. 10% of all earnings from the book will be donated to the Floating Hospital for Children's Cancer Center in Boston.


Dee said...

Miracles do happen. As one doctor told us before my husband had gastric bypass. "I don't know what your faith is but once I close you up and everything's dark inside there's healing going on that doesn't come from me that I have no control over". Those words gave me so much confidence in that doctor because he KNEW he wasn't God and didn't pretend to be.

2Wired2Tired said...

Sounds like a good book. I'm glad to hear that some of the proceeds go to a good cause too. All the more reason to make the purchase.

Unknown said...

Just reading about sick kids makes me teary-eyed, but how wonderful that this story had a happy ending!

Unknown said...

That sounds like a really great book! Thanks for the review.

Kim said...

That does sound like a great book. It makes me a little teary just thinking about it.

sheila said...

Wow, that looks like a happy book and a tear jerker.

Shannon said...

That looks like a wonderful book. I will have to read it.