This is a short story that will last a lifetime. The fact that it is short is actually part of the story itself, as it is the story of a cancer journey that lasted a mere forty three days.
In July 2009 the author’s father was diagnosed with terminal cancer. The story is told through the daily entries
in her diary written as if she were talking directly to her dad.
The story deals with the raw emotions of the cancer diagnosis and beyond.
In the daily entries the author deals with dysfunctional families, divorce and re-marriage, distance, grievance and re-connecting with loved ones as well as her own pain and grief.
You will discover how she copes with the normal and abnormal things that are happening in her life on a daily basis, and how she learns a level of forgiveness and gratitude that most people around her cannot understand.
There is anger, there is grief and hurt, there is forgiveness and tenderness, there is humour and above all there is an unending love between a daughter and her father than all grown up children will understand.
A book that will make you cry, that you can sit and read in a couple of hours and that you will be able to connect with even if you have been fortunate enough to have avoided contact with cancer so far.
Above all this book is a promise. A promise from a daughter to her beloved dad to do something good out of something bad, a book that will raise money for Cancer Research.
For all of us.