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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (110 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jill Kelly Narrator: Jill Kell Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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“Your son has been diagnosed with a fatal genetic disease called Krabbe Leukodystrophy. There is no treatment and no cure. I will do everything I can to help your son. But the disease has already progressed so fast that I don’t think he will live to see his second birthday.”

With these words, pro football Hall of Famer Jim Kelly and his wife, Jill, were catapulted from a seemingly fairy-tale life of celebrity into a world of private struggle and medical uncertainty. What the public didn’t know, however, was that behind the scenes lurked more than a family’s pain at the dire prognosis of their only son. Hunter’s illness exposed the troubled depths of a marriage that had long been shadowed by uncertainties of its own. For eight years the future was unwritten, with Hunter defying all medical odds and his parents pursuing every means to save his life. Meanwhile, Jim and Jill’s marriage continued to fail—yet was held together only by their love for their kids and their determined hope for Hunter. Though Hunter’s illness prevented him from ever speaking a word, his will and unconditional love spoke volumes to his family and all who knew him. And in time, the light of Hunter’s silent, all-too-brief life shone into the darkened corners of Jim and Jill’s lives, leading them to authentic faith, a restored relationship, and the establishment of a foundation that is reaching other families with terminally ill children around the world.

Without a Word transparently shares all of the heartbreak, pain, and joy, making this a compelling and a inspiring read.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “I was emotionally drained but inspired when I read Jill’s book. God’s timing was perfect. This wonderful book helped me to see my own ‘trials’ in a completely different light.”

    Denise Jackson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of It’s All About Him

  • “Their story has served to inflame my faith, and it will yours as well.”

    Dr. Jerry Gillis, lead pastor, the Chapel at CrossPoint in Buffalo, New York

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mary Ellen | 12/2/2013

    " I recommend a book by Mary Beth Chapman, Choosing to SEE: A Journey of Struggle and Hope, to read about another prominent family struck by tragedy and the effect it had on their life of faith. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Racquel | 11/5/2013

    " I did enjoy this book. I did think it was very inspiring. I liked how they focused mainly on their son's disease. I did not need to know about their struggling marriage. I would recommend this book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Cheryl/Aradanryl | 8/4/2013

    " As a Christian, this ARC book just kept striking me the wrong way on so many levels that I finally gave up at chapter 6. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lynne | 5/2/2013

    " I'm really surprised by the low ratings people gave this. I didn't find anything not to like! "

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