Win Unbreakable Spirit: Facing the Challenge of Cancer in New Zealand

Published by McKenzie Publishing  $34.99

By Karen McMillan

An invaluable collection of real life stories of cancer, representing a wide range of circumstances that will provide comfort and help for families facing cancer Unbreakable Spirit is a testimony to the resilience of the human spirit in the face of cancer. It tells the true stories of people who have survived cancer and of those who are terminally ill. It also shares the experiences of people who have had a loved one die from cancer and includes information from hospice workers, oncologists, GPs, a counsellor, surgeon and breast physician. When Karen McMillan’s parents, both of whom had lived with cancer, died in their prime, she started her own journey to find the answers to her questions from the stories of others. How do people cope with their own mortality? How frightening is the Big C? Are treatments improving? How does cancer impact on a family? What hope is there for the future? Unbreakable Spirit was first published in 2003, and it has helped numerous families facing cancer. In this revised edition, Karen finds out what has happened to many of the people featured in the book and updates their stories. She discusses the advances of medical science in the past decade and other changes. She also tells her own story of being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011 – a positive story of the importance of early detection through screening, and she includes insightful new chapters from her medical team. 

Praise for Unbreakable Spirit...

'Thank you, Karen, for telling it like it is. This is a labour of love and it shows. It is also a ringing endorsement of the wonderful work that Hospice does. I know if you read Unbreakable Spirit, you will gain great strength from it.' Judy Bailey, Patron of North Shore Hospice.

Chelsey is pleased to offer our viewers a chance to win a copy of Unbreakable Spirit: Facing the Challenge of Cancer in New Zealand. To enter, simply head over to our Love & Relationships Forum  to make a decent contribution to finalise your entry. Make sure you check out next weeks Newsletter to see if you're one of our winners.


Winner(s): Claire1971

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  • mahmmatesrulez says
    Yes please
  • nzmonstar says
    This would be a great read.
  • sophie says
    Yes please and I hope this book opens our eyes more and has understanding, as well as sympathy for other people going through it. Animals get cancer as well and I just had to put my old German Shepherd, down last Friday. It hurts heaps and I suspected maybe cancer...:(
  • Mellow says
    Time, denial, past, present, friends, family..... reality. The bucket-list to be, or yet to be fulfilled
  • Aaron says
    id love to read this, i have lost so many ppl to cancer it breaks my heart id pass it on to someone else after i have finished thank you
  • Claire1971 says
    This is a much talked-about book. Would like to read it.
  • New Member says
    I saw Karen interviewed on 'Good Morning' - a very inspiring woman. Would love to win book.
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