Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Miss Rhe's Bookshelf - Cancer on the Brain


         At first glance one *ahem, I mean me* might be a little nervous about reading this book.  Let's just face it, its not exactly high on my list to read a really sad and depressing book about a very serious disease.  I've lost two very important people to me to cancer and most of the time thinking about it just leads me to tears and sometimes sends me spiraling down into a pit of self-pity.  They never saw me get married, they never met my children.  One time my mom and I went to the movies and saw "The Family Stone"....anyone else remember that movie.  I do remember the previews very vividly not including anything about cancer, and in fact, being quite funny.  We had just recently lost my grandmother, whom I was really close to, to cancer and the mother in the movie ended up getting it, and it was totally not the funny family Christmas movie we had expected.   So needless to say I was a little bit nervous about reading this book.  

        I am very glad I decided to go ahead and review this book.  This is an incredibly wonderful and movie story about a mans successful fight against brain cancer and the lives that were changed along the way.  An incredible account of family and friendship and putting others before yourself.


An inspiring story of how one man's self-discipline and determination beat cancer, built a baseball team, and strengthened a family Cancer on the Brain takes you on an emotional roller coaster as you experience the trials of Jay Lefevers, a man who struggles with severe medical conditions, the challenges of a growing business, and a little league baseball team that isn't supposed to win.
As he works to turn a group of inner city kids--many from rough backgrounds--into a winning baseball team, the author faces even bigger challenges: a brain tumor and cancer. His story of treatment and recovery will grab you by the heart and never let go. Rather than giving in to self-pity, the author uses his illness to teach his players, his family, and his workmates the amazing power of determination.
A lifelong baseball fan and accomplished athlete, the author doesn't let his condition stop him from coaching kids from the tough side of Phoenix--or indulging his lively sense of humor. As he comes to appreciate the challenges his players face on a daily basis and leads them to victory, he deepens in his dedication to the team and his faith in his own destiny.
Coaches, cancer survivors, entrepreneurs and parents will appreciate the invincible attitude of the man who survived cancer on the brain.
This book gets 4 stars from me. Well written and easy to read. Inspiring and I was kind of proud of myself for not bawling my eyes out by the end of it. If you're interested in purchasing the book in print or hard cover please visit Amazon.com here.

i received this book, in partnership with Business to Blogger, in exchange for my review on it.  I received no other compensation for a positive review.  My opinions are my own.

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