Madeline Breeding's memoir outlines her personal journey as a young woman diagnosed with Stage 4 T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma. The book is a compilation of Breeding's journal excerpts, not linear, yet powerfully mapping out one individual's path through fear to introspection and, ultimately, to healing.
This collection of ethereal "poems" comprise both the dark and the light, 54 separate memories and visions. Each"MEMORY" encompasses Madeline's reminiscence of her challenging journey during chemotherapy, while each "VISION" represents her hopes, dreams, and wishes for physical and spiritual healing for herself and the reader.
To patients she would say: "When fighting the battle, it can make you reject everything in your life. This comes with being scared for your life. It's okay—I'll cry with you. Please let it out."
To the parents she would say: "Let your child cry. More importantly, do not be afraid to also cry."
And to all readers: "I offer this book with love. I wish to leave an impression on people with cancer to have hope for their journey."