A book with tips, resources, and emotional and spiritual support for young adults with cancer (& for their loved ones, too).
Cancer? Little kids and old people get that, right? Not young people. Not in the prime of life.
While my peers spent their senior year of college enjoying the freedoms of undergrad, my 21st year included frequent trips to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, learning what chemotherapy is, worrying about white blood cell counts, listening to my body's limits, and wondering what on earth I was doing with cancer.
While support groups, activities, books, websites, and countless organizations exist for kids, men, and women with cancer, young adults are left alone to wonder what on earth they are doing with the disease. Frustrated with the lack of information for my demographic, I decided to do something about it. Having majored in English in college and having taught high school English, I have a passion for literature and the English language plus a knack for grammar. Most importantly, I am a cancer survivor and a normal, everyday young adult. Even if you don't have cancer, the odds are that 2/3 men and 3/5 women will have cancer in their lifetimes. And even if you aren't a young adult, since you probably know or will know someone who has cancer, this book is still relevant for you.
What in the World are You Doing With Cancer? walks readers through my story--the story of an average 21-year-old who never thought she'd get cancer--from the earth-shattering call saying that I had lymphoma to my first chemotherapy treatment, shaving my head, and graduating from treatment four days after graduating from college. I recount the physical, emotional, and spiritual highs and lows of my journey, with the hope of offering encouragement and solidarity to other young adults facing this fight. I'm convinced that people connect through story, and every time I've shared my story or passed along my blog to others, they've been grateful to hear that someone else has gone through a similar situation.
I've been working on What in the World are You Doing With Cancer? since August, and I've written all eleven chapters. At this point, I'm completing final editing and ready to move forward with publishing. The only thing keeping this book from being published is the financial need, and for that, I need your help.
In order to publish my book with WestBow Press (a division of Thomas Nelson Publishers), I need to pay for printing and distribution services. Since I spent the last two years teaching high school in Hawaii where the skies are blue but the rent and cost of living are astronomically high, my bank account is in a sad place.
WHERE THE $ WILL GO
Any donation to my project is a blessing, and I sincerely appreciate every little bit of support! The money will go directly to a publishing package (and rewards). My publishing package includes the following:
• Trade Paperback Binding (B&W Interior, Color Cover)
• Hardcover Additional Format
• Editorial Review
• Interior Book Design and Page Layout
• Standard Cover Design Including Personalized Back Cover
• Channel Distribution to 25K Retailers Worldwide
• Sold on Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble.com, etc.
• E-Book Format and Distribution
• U.S. Copyright Registration
• Library of Congress Control Number
• Insertions/Text Treatments
For a sample of my writing, check out my blog:
"Whatever You're Doing (Something Heavenly)" by Sanctus Real, EMI Christian Music Publishing LIcense No: 529906 (song), 529909 (recording)
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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