Download Live Strong (Abridged): Inspirational Stories from Cancer Survivors-from Diagnosis to Treatment and Beyond Audiobook

Live Strong (Abridged): Inspirational Stories from Cancer Survivors-from Diagnosis to Treatment and Beyond Audiobook, by various authors Extended Sample Click for printable size audiobook cover
Author: various authors Narrator: Alison Fraser, Richard M. Davidson Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2005 ISBN: 9780739322727
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Survivors from all walks of life talk about what “living strong” in the face of cancer means to them.

Since the now ubiquitous LIVESTRONG™ wristbands became available in May 2004, the Lance Armstrong Foundation has raised more than $50 million for cancer survivorship programs, and the signature phrase has become a battle cry for those who fight the disease every day.

Now, the Lance Armstrong Foundation has compiled, from hours of videotaped interviews, poignant and dramatic personal accounts from cancer survivors. Covering a wide range of subjects, from grief to spousal relationships, employment discrimination to coping with medical bills, infertility to fear of recurrence, survivors share their experiences and speak candidly about how cancer has impacted their lives. For twenty-four-year-old Amy it’s how her illness changed her relationship with her parents. Mike, a male survivor of breast cancer, talks about gender stereotypes and genetic testing. And Eric, the father of a five-year-old survivor of a brain tumor, recalls how friends and strangers helped his family with financial issues and how the experience brought him and his wife closer together.

While heartbreaking at times, these powerfully honest stories are ultimately uplifting and extremely reassuring to patients and their families. They offer the wisdom and hope that only survivors can give. LiveStrong is a remarkable testament to the resilience of the human spirit.

From the introduction by Lance Armstrong:


My work with the LAF shows me daily that sharing our stories and learning from one another’s experiences helps us cancer survivors continue to survive. Some people think the cancer experience is only about the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, as if after the disease goes into remission, it no longer exists. But survivorship goes beyond remission. Survivorship is an evolution. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaime | 1/29/2009

    " Wonderful book about courage and overcoming obstacles. If you or someone you know has cancer this is a great inspirational book to read. Very detailed and graphic at parts. Great insight to what a cancer patient goes through...very moving. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaime | 5/20/2007

    " Wonderful book about courage and overcoming obstacles. If you or someone you know has cancer this is a great inspirational book to read. Very detailed and graphic at parts. Great insight to what a cancer patient goes through...very moving. "

About the Author

Jonathan Peterson, a director of executive communications at AARP, is a longtime journalist who specializes in making complex issues easy to understand. His interest in Social Security began when he covered the political debate in Washington that led to major reforms in 1983. During his twenty-three year career with the Los Angeles Times, he explored the aging of America, domestic policy, and the US economy. He has won numerous awards for journalism and speechwriting. He was on the Los Angeles Times team that won a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the LA riots and was awarded the Malcolm Forbes Prize by the Overseas Press Club for in-depth stories about the collapsing Soviet Union.

About the Narrators

Kirby Heyborne is a musician, actor, and professional narrator. Noted for his work in teen and juvenile audio, he has garnered over twenty Earphones Awards. His audiobook credits include Jesse Kellerman’s The Genius, Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother, and George R. R. Martin’s Selections from Dreamsongs.

Richard M. Davidson is an actor and Earphones Award–winning narrator. Trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, he is well versed in theater and has had a long-standing career in acting, including a lead role in the show Diamonds, which aired on the CBS network, and a part in ESPN’s The Hustle.