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| "This is the best book on Alzheimer's I've ever read."
- Carolyn Carter, ACSW, hospice worker
| "I'm sure I'm not the first person to say that I feel I know you, having just finished FIERCE BLESSING. I thought it was terrific--straightforward, moving, and filled with love. I'm glad to hear that it's getting attention and getting readers. It should. It's just plain a good book and deserves all the readers it can find."
- Janet Anderson
| "I'm half way through my copy of Fierce Blessing and can't put it down. It's mesmerizing -- sweet, frustrating, funny, infuriating, loving."
- Alison Cook
| "What a gift this book is. I can't stop thinking about it. It's profoundly spiritual, and profoundly human."
- Kathy Waeckerle, RN
| "It touched me, and it taught me."
- Laura Venable,
If you're beginning this journey, read it for guidance; if you've completed this journey, read it for comfort and perspective; if you're not on the journey, read it for sheer delight.
Fierce Blessing is a remarkable story, superbly told, and a glorious gift to
caregivers or any other reader in need of respite, resolve, or restoration of spirit."
- Wendy L. Bonifazi, RN, CLS
| "I was struck by its beauty and honesty."
- Kathy Torrence,
| "A book that should be read. Indeed, long-term care staff everywhere should be required to read it."
- Mike Davis,
| "Well written, attention-holding, uncompromisingly honest.
An undercurrent of joy and peace mingled with tender grief leaves the reader with hope, not for [physical] healing . . . but for the beauty of lessons learned along the way."
- Writer's Digest
| "Compelling. I could not stop reading."
- Kate Viggiano,
|"I have just finished reading "Fierce Blessing" and am awestruck by it.
I have been an RN for 27 years, working with the aging population for nearly half of that. I also watched my mother die of breast cancer over nearly 6 years. Your moving account of your experience should be required reading for anyone who is a caregiver.
Although your personal process revolved around Alzheimer's Disease, so much of it translates equally well to any slow and relentless disease process. I applaud your courage through the process and in sharing it with others. I am happy to tell you that the organization I work with gives copies to family members [whose family member has] an Alzheimer's diagnosis."
- Laura Allender, BSN, RN, MS
| "I was deeply moved by this beautifully written journal chronicling a mother's advancing age, her declining health and abilities, and the authors' efforts to provide her with loving care. My thanks to Terry and Wayne for sharing their mistakes and accomplishments, their struggles and fears, their profound insights, their joy and love and laughter. All were gifts to me."
- Gary Sumner, Rehabilitation Counselor, retired