Hope, Faith and Charlie

An inspirational journey of a child's courageous battle with cancer, his family's fight to save his life, and the blessings that happened along the way.

by Deirdre Carey



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/29/2007

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 408
ISBN : 9781434331632

About the Book

John & Deirdre Capodanno had been married for five years and were the doting parents of two beautiful, happy and healthy sons, Jay, age two, and Charlie, who was just shy of six-months old.  Life was good: they had a strong marriage, solid careers, a comfortable home, and a beautiful little family created out of love.  Then the sky fell in.  In an instant, their life together was turned upside down with the discovery that Charlie had a massive brain tumor. Further diagnosis would uncover a rare form of brain and spine cancer that would more than likely take his precious life far too soon. 


This inspiring story of love, devotion, perseverance and survival takes you on the emotional roller coaster ride the Capodanno family endured as they valiantly fought to save their child’s life. It’s about how one child defied incredible odds and the invaluable life lessons learned through this life-changing experience.  It will renew your faith as you witness a true miracle unfold.


Hope, Faith and Charlie empower anyone facing a life-threatening challenge and will assure you that when all you have on your side is your own courage, a tiny bit of hope and your faith, you have everything you need. 



About the Author

About the Author


Deirdre Carey was born and raised in Westwood, MA.  She graduated from Regis College in Weston, MA with a BA in Communications in 1989 and went on to pursue her dream of working in the fast-paced world of advertising.  She and her two sons, Jay and Charlie, along with their beagle Hershey, now reside in Franklin, MA.  Deirdre is the Director of Client Services at Kel & Partners, a marketing & public relations agency based in Westborough, MA.


Deirdre enjoys skiing, biking, and cruising the high seas with her sons, reading her beloved People Magazine, and vacationing on Cape Cod with her family and friends.