Wednesday, March 4, 2009

It's here! Rebirth: A Leukemia Survivor's Journal...


Remember the friend I've written about in a previous post who was diagnosed with Leukemia a few years ago? Well, she came out victorious and wrote a book about it. The book has been published and is now ready for sale. Check out Deborah's book, Rebirth: A Leukemia Survivor's Journal of Healing during Chemotherapy, Bone Marrow Transplant, and Recovery by clicking here.

Here's a quick bio on my girlfriend and a little bit about her book, taken from her website:

About the author:

Rebirth is Ms. Ludwig’s first book. She has been journal writing since 1992, and when she was diagnosed with leukemia, decided that this would be her way of coping with her illness, as well as helping other cancer patients and their loved ones by sharing her experience.
During her illness, she started a blog,
www.deborahludwig.blogspot.com, to keep friends and family abreast of her treatments and progress. She continues to update her blog, exploring struggles and concerns in her life, and using the lessons learned during her cancer experience as the reference point from which to resolve issues and maintain perspective.

Ms. Ludwig is an actor with credits in independent films, television, commercials, and theatre. She resides in the New York City area and is also a First Connection and Advocacy Network volunteer for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

About the book:

When I was diagnosed, one of my first thoughts after ‘I’m going to die’ was that ‘I must do something positive with this experience.’ As someone who had been journal writing for eleven years, I decided that chronicling my experience then sharing it would be my way to help others. Empowering one’s self during adverse circumstances is the core message of Rebirth.
Rebirth chronicles my battle with leukemia, beginning with diagnosis, continuing through chemotherapy and bone marrow transplant, and ending during the recovery period. Medical information about leukemia is included and medical terminology is defined in layman’s terms. However, it is the emotional and spiritual journey that is the major focus of my story.

For more information, go to www.deborahludwig.com.

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