|Posté le: Mar 27 Juin - 04:14 (2017) Sujet du message: Keeping It Real: Personal Reflections Of My Journey Through
When cancer knocks on your door or the door of a loved one, what do you do? This is the inspiring story of a working mom with a busy family, challenging job, and unflagging faith. KEEPING It REAL: Personal Reflections of My Journey Through Breast Cancer takes a loving look at one family’s journey through a shocking cancer diagnosis. Laura and Doug’s family celebrated high school and college graduations, a beautiful wedding, as well as steps up the career ladder, all against the devastating backdrop of breast cancer. Her story is told not only from a cancer patient’s perspective but also from her teenaged children’s viewpoint. Finally, the thoughts and feelings of each of her caretakers provide a priceless view into the very soul of these often overlooked travelers on the cancer journey. Laura shares her message of hope and celebration that will resonate with those diagnosed with cancer, caregivers, cancer survivors, and as well as family members. It is all about KEEPING IT REAL.
Laura’s journey is a remarkable one. I am so thrilled that she has chosen to draw upon her collective experiences as a wife, mom, educator, cancer survivor and woman of faith to share her story of hope as a way to support, educate and inspire others. She certainly has touched my life in this way and for that, I am grateful. Thank you, Laura. I am honored to call you my friend.
Dr. Katy Cortelyou, Education Consultant
In the midst of her hard fought battle, her faith was tested, but she came out the other side with a refined sense of her role in God’s world. It was during this fight that Laura also assumed the leadership role of principal of one of the largest elementary schools in her district. She began to write and share her joys and sorrows while always standing on the Word. We can all learn and benefit from the experiences of this woman of faith; teacher of all children; leader in public education; a loving mother, wife, and now Grandma!
Senior Director of Elementary Education, Retired
Laura Starner’s story about her journey through breast cancer struck me on all emotional levels. Not only is she an accurate and prolific note keeper, but she also put her experience into words so that I was able to understand even the technical terms. In the process, I learned to understand my own body a little more. When I picked up the book and started reading, I could not put it down. I had to know what happened next and sometimes I just let tears roll down my cheeks. This story is a must read not only for someone who is diagnosed with cancer, but for every woman and man. It could change your life as it has mine!
Diana Hill Myrick
Retired, Senior Director
Polk County Elementary Schools
About The Author
Laura Starner, B.S., M.S., is an author, wife, mother, grandmother, retired school principal and an encourager at heart.
After 23 years in education, Laura retired her position as a school administrator. She brings that experience to lead and inspire others to live a life full of hope and to reach their full potential. Through her blog she encourages survivors, caregivers, friends and family to live each day to the fullest.
Laura Starner holds a B.S. in Elementary Education and a M.S. in Educational Leadership. She has been happily married for 33 years and has two children and three grandchildren.
Laura exudes positivity and naturally encourages those around her. She believes that everyone can live a powerful life. She enjoys eating clean and trying new recipes. She loves to read, especially at the beach, and telling her story through her blog. Most importantly, she loves and adores her ever-expanding family!