Raising a healthy and happy family was the most important objective in our lives. We seemed to be succeeding with four daughters between the ages of eight and twelve. Live was good.
Then without warning our oldest daughter, Alisa developed some symptoms that, at first, seemed minor. But as the days passed and she didn’t respond to the antibiotics, we knew we were looking at a serious health problem. Little did we know that we would hear the words, “Your daughter has cancer!”
From that moment on our lives changed forever. Our daughter had Hodgkin’s Disease.
Alisa was sent to Boston to get the best care. It was a daunting task trying to keep the family going. Everyone was feeling the effects of Alisa’s illness.. Once your family starts this journey, there is no turning back. It is a roller coaster ride at it’s worst. Alisa was challenged physically and the other children were challenged emotionally. We tried our best to maintain normalcy.
No Guarantees, an ebook tells the story of our experience with childhood cancer. It is my wish that our story will help many other families. I know when Alisa was diagnosed that I searched everywhere to find books or stories about other children. It was almost impossible to find these stories and when I did, usually the child died after a short fight against the disease.