No diagnosis is as shattering as the diagnosis of cancer. It is life-changing. Patients experience an emotional roller coaster ride including fear, anxiety, hopelessness, and despair. It’s the day that time stood still.
Quotations provide a powerful source of inspiration for the newly diagnosed and for those in treatment. CANCER: The Light at the End of the Tunnel features 101 inspirational quotes from throughout the ages, illustrated in color, along with narratives of instances where the quote relates to the emotions of cancer. Cancer warrior and award-winning author, Jane K. Ashley also shares her own upbeat quotes as well as resources for treatment options and financial assistance.
"Love the book. A must for anyone in a battle with cancer. Very inspiring book!"
"Your words expressed my experience as well. I am going to read from the different quotes and inspirations each day. It was just what I needed this year."
" I love the way the book is arranged ... with the quotes, and your comments afterward. Your voice gives us hope that he CAN and WILL recover in a few months!"
"A few weeks ago, a friend sent me a copy of your book. I have been reading it and you are right on target with what I have been experiencing."
My choice for winner is Cancer: The Light at the End of the Tunnel by Jane K. Ashley. This book provides inspiration and empathy for those in the throes of cancer. It’s humorous and compassionate. It’s a wonderful companion while on the journey from discovering you have cancer to fighting and surviving. It’s a book I’m giving to my friend who is still struggling with breast cancer. I believe this book speaks to all the things I want to say, but can’t find the words to express. Cancer: The Light at the End of the Tunnel, expresses exactly what I want her to hear, each step of her journey. Kudos on a marvelous book.
Jane K. Ashley has always loved reading and recalls that she had read every book in her local library by the time that she graduated from high school. She attended Wesleyan College, Macon, GA where a beloved professor instilled strong writing skills. She has worked in magazine and newspaper publishing most of her life and has written over 1200 magazine articles.
Diagnosed with Stage IV cancer in 2014, she yearned to share the encouraging quotes that helped her remain positive. Jane’s husband, Harold, and her oncologist encouraged her to write and illustrate CANCER: The Light at the End of the Tunnel, her first full-length book. Her innate sense of humor and love of life shine through as she walks readers through the complicated emotions that all cancer patients experience.
She lives in rural Georgia along with her husband and enjoys growing flowers and vegetables, walking, bird watching and caring for a small colony of feral cats. She is an avid recipe collector. She also loves photography (churches, historic buildings and landscapes).
Whether read in the chemo room, the waiting room, at home, or in the hospital, readers will be inspired and find hope and encouragement, discover inner strength, erase doubts and fears, and replace them with determination and resilience. Designed to be read in one sitting, as a daily inspirational devotion or multiple times throughout treatment, buy it for yourself or for someone recently diagnosed.
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