This is a follow-up post to the Blog-a-Thon I did on January 31.
On January 1, 2009, Julie Forward DeMay began her blog cell war notebooks
to document her “journey to healing;” she was battling cancer. On
August 10, 2009, Julie died peacefully at home, only two days after her
thirty-seventh birthday. This book is the collection of her blog posts.
post is given its own chapter, separating the book into short and easy
to read segments. The book itself is short and can be read in a single
sitting. The chapters are loosely centered around themes, but mostly
chronicle Julie’s thoughts on any given day. Her writing style is
casual and inviting, and the reader is drawn into the personal
reflections of a young woman conscripted to fight a battle no one would
ever choose for themselves, but which far too many must face
She begins optimistically, determined to defeat this
invader in her body and resume her life. She is surrounded by the
support of family and friends, and her love for her husband and
five-year-old daughter are recurring themes throughout the book. But as
treatment after treatment fails to deliver on the promise of good
health, her optimism begins to turn to desperation. Continue reading...