Thursday, March 13, 2008

Hope for the Journey Through Cancer by Yvonne Ortega

If you or someone you know has cancer, you know how it can disrupt your life. Hearing that you have cancer can strike fear into even the strongest of person and this book can help you to keep your faith and hope through this scary journey. This book is full of inspirational readings that can keep you focused on God through this part of your life. It is transparent and written by someone who has been there. If you are on a journey through cancer or know someone who is, you will want to pick up this book or enter the contest to win one of two copies of this book.

About this Book:

Would you go to work wearing a surgical mask and surgical gloves? Yvonne Ortega did during aggressive chemotherapy. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and it's important to realize that cancer is a difficult illness to face. Ortega gives a message of hope and encouragement for those who are struggling with the devastating effects of cancer in her book Hope for the Journey through Cancer.

The book offers 60 short inspirational readings, each containing a part of Ortega's own story from diagnosis to recovery. She shares her personal triumphs and setbacks with humor and refreshing candor, with hope builders to remind us that even when it looks like we are alone, God is with us each step of the way. Hope for the Journey through Cancer is written in a caring and compassionate voice from one who has been there.

Ortega says, "Receiving a diagnosis of cancer is a devastating experience. Our lives are never the same. We are not losing our minds. We are frightened, and this is natural. It's okay to cry. If we look around, we will see we are not alone. God would never think of abandoning us." In sharing this experience, Ortega helps readers see that, though cancer is a difficult illness to face, they do not have to face it alone.

About Yvonne:

Yvonne Ortega is a licensed professional counselor, a licensed substance abuse treatment practitioner, a clinically certified domestic violence counselor, and a member of the Virginia Board of Counseling. She celebrates her sixth year as a breast cancer survivor. Ortega is an inspirational speaker to groups of all sizes and makes her residence in Yorktown, Virginia.

If you or someone you know is going through a cancer journey of their own, enter to win a copy of this book. All you have to do is leave a comment and you will be in the drawing. The drawing will be held on Wednesday, March 19th.

Be Blessed! Janis


Katie said...

I work in an oncology center, and I know that this book would really come in handy! sounds really inspirational!

Grateful Gramma said...

Just learned tonight of a friend's brother-in-law with a recent diagnosis of esophageal cancer. Would love being able to share the book with them.



Uniquely Yours said...

I've recently had a few big scares and would love to read about someone that's been there.

Anonymous said...

Greetings from Yvonne Ortega,
I've been in California at the Mt. Hermon Christian Writers Conference and just returned. I pray that God will bless you richly and you will overflow with hope.
Love & Prayers,


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