Reviews

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About "Dance When the Brain Says No"

 "This heartrending memoir humanizes an experience that most choose  never to understand. Anyone who has faced catastrophic illness will  empathize with this family and find comfort in the realization that our  struggles are universal."
                                                                        Kayron Warren, CEO, Charles Warren Brain Tumor Awareness Foundation 

 "Dance When the Brain Says No captures what so many of us  are afraid to accept and understand ... cancer can affect anyone at any  time. We, the ones not affected, must not let our friends, loved ones,  even people we meet in our daily lives go through this alone."
                                                                                                      Renee' L. Verhoff, CEO, Foundation for Children with Cancer 

  “A  well-written and powerful account of lives of those affected by brain  cancer.  All  families living through or having lived through this will  be able to identify or take something from this work."
                                                                                                   Paul Carbury, CEO, Samantha Dickson Brain Tumour Trust  UK

" The human spirit has an undeniable tendency to tell cancer to shove it.  "Dance When the Brain Says No" is the memoir of a mother who reflects on  her daughter’s brain tumor diagnosis, her determination to live her  life in spite of the disease, and the inspiration her tenacity brought  to bear. "Dance When the Brain Says No" will be of interest to anyone  seeking inspirational cancer memoirs.” 

                                                                                                                                                 James A. Cox, Editor, The Midwest Review

 "Books of this type can have a useful purpose in so far as they  provide a window into how other people cope when faced with the  threatened loss of a loved one. It is an intensely sad but rewarding  book by a mother whose vivacious and strong-willed daughter developed a  medulloblastoma brain tumor when she was eighteen and died from it two and  half years later. It is based around writings (letters, notes, and  poems) by the daughter, Leslie Doyle, and a narrative by her mother  Kathleen."
                                                                                                                                                    Denis Strangman, Brain Tumor Alliance 

                     "Anyone at any age is able to tell the story of his or her life with authority." ~ E. L. Doctorow