Stories of Hope: Be the Light

Stories of Hope: Be the Light

by Lauren Vanlandingham


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Stories of Hope is a compilation of photos, stories, advice, and encouragement that I have collected by interviewing 10 families affected by cancer. Every survivor that I have met shares their unique experiences and new outlook on life. This inspirational book is meant to give hope to those fighting cancer. These amazing stories full of heart and love can lift up and inspire even the most crushed spirit.The proceeds from this book will be used to purchase more books to be donated to hospitals, doctor's offices, and oncologist centers across the nation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781986986410
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/05/2018
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.08(d)

About the Author

As a young child I received a blessing that I never truly appreciated until I grew older. My mother and grandfather are both cancer survivors.

My grandfather was in the hospital waiting for surgery for colon cancer when my mother told him that I was going to be his first born grandchild. My ultrasound picture was taped up on the wall in his hospital room as he recovered.

My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was just three years old. She never hid her diagnosis from me. I was there by her side when her bandages were changed after her surgery. When she wasn't strong enough to lift my brother and me my grandfather would take us for the day and entertain us. We formed an unbreakable bond during those years that continues to grow.

Being raised by cancer survivors has been a blessing. I have been raised to have hope and be strong. I've learned the importance of family and friends. The acts of kindness shown to my family during my mother and grandfather's diagnosis will always reside in my heart. This gratitude inspires me to make lasting connections with others and to do everything I can to make their days a little brighter.

When I was 13 years old I began my own organization, A Million Letters. The mission of my organization is to deliver one million letters of hope to those affected by a cancer diagnosis. Through the years I have met some extraordinary people. These people have shared with me how healing it was for them to share their stories with others facing a cancer diagnosis. The letters created a chain of healing. Each survivor's story was so unique yet they all share a common thread of hope and a desire to help others. In order to make my organization more sustainable I set a goal to publish a book of their stories so others could be inspired to stay strong. Taking the time to truly listen to each survivor's story has taught me valuable life lessons. Each survivor I interviewed has changed me for good. I hope by sharing their stories you will be changed for good to

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