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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard M. Cohen Narrator: to be announced Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 1, 2018 ISBN: 9780525532873
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After four decades of living with MS, New York Times bestselling author Richard Cohen finds a flicker of hope in a groundbreaking treatment.

Richard M. Cohen is legally blind, has survived two bouts of colon cancer, and has lived with multiple sclerosis for over forty years. After undergoing decades of harsh treatments and invasive therapies, Richard decided to quit life as a patient.

Then, in 2012, Richard's wife, Meredith Vieira, was invited co-host a stem cell conference at the Vatican and Richard was asked to chair a panel. Scientists would be gathering in Rome to discuss stem cell therapy for autoimmune diseases, including MS. A devout believer in the power of denial and determination over faith and hope, Richard is caught off guard when his armor cracks. Medical technology had advanced further and more quickly than Richard had known--could there be a chance his health could improve? Could MS be cured? As Richard undergoes a pioneering stem cell protocol, he opens himself up to the possibility of hope for the first time in his adult life.

Richard's deep dive into the cutting edge world of stem cell research and his journalistic investigation of hope includes interviews with doctors, scientists, religious leaders as well as others suffering from chronic illnesses, all with the goal of understanding an emotion that is both elusive and enlivening.

As drily funny as it is emotionally vulnerable, Chasing Hope navigate the highs and lows of living with an incurable condition while allowing yourself the freedom to believe that a fulfilled life, with its myriad downfalls and disappointments and thrills and delights, is sometimes all we can hope for. Download and start listening now!

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About the Author

Richard M. Cohen is a former senior producer for CBS News and CNN, a three-time Emmy Award winner, and the recipient of numerous honors in journalism. In his acclaimed memoir, Blindsided, he chronicles his life with multiple sclerosis as well as two bouts with colon cancer. He is a contributor to the Health and Fitness section of the New York Times and lives with his family outside New York City.

About the Narrator

Lindy West is a Seattle-based writer, editor, and performer whose work focuses on pop culture, social justice, humor, and body image. She’s currently a culture writer for GQ magazine and GQ.com and a weekly columnist at the Guardian, as well as the founder and editor of I Believe You | It’s Not Your Fault, an advice blog for teens. In January of 2015 she wrote and recorded a story for This American Life about confronting an internet troll who impersonated her dead father.