Christopher's Journey

A Remarkable Young Man's Struggle with Leukemia

by Maribeth R. Ditmars



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/25/2007

Recognition Programs

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 218
ISBN : 9780595863617
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 218
ISBN : 9781583489376
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 218
ISBN : 9780595865697

About the Book

Poignant and bittersweet, Christopher's Journey is the true story of a remarkable young man's battle with leukemia and the lives that he touches along the way. Author Maribeth Ditmars chronicles her son Christopher's chemotherapy treatments, his irrepressible antics, and finally, his insightful acceptance of his own illness.

"Maribeth Ditmars writes with a special sense of humor so reminiscent of Chris. Her understanding of the critical need for laughter during such difficult times is a valuable message to all who read her words. Chris's story, as told from a mother's perspective, will be helpful to others as they journey through treatment, recovery, and sometimes loss."
-Anna Maria Gentile, Regional Director, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

"I was incredibly moved by this story. It made me go home and hug my kids. Although I cried several times during the reading, I never wanted to stop. I was in awe of Chris's spirituality, acceptance, and peace. Christopher's Journey is a beautiful book."
-Susan Burns, Sarasota Magazine

"Christopher's Journey gives voice to those children's physical and emotional struggles endured during treatment. This book will be a valuable tool for anyone who is touched by a child's courageous fight against cancer."
-Jerry Barbosa, MD, Director, Pediatric Oncology, All Children's Hospital

About the Author

Maribeth Ditmars lives in Sarasota, Florida, where she has taught elementary school for twenty-two years. She lives with her husband, Bob, and surviving son, Jarrod. The Ditmars also have a grown daughter, Erin. The family continues to speak and fund-raise in memory of their special angel, Christopher. Visit the author?s Web site at: