Emily: My True Story of Chronic Illness and Missing Out On Life

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Health Communications, Incorporated, Aug 3, 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 168 pages
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Emily's the sick one . . . all of the time.

Plagued with some sort of cold or fever or bizarre aches and pains for much of her life, Emily thought the dizziness and stomachaches at the start of her senior year were just another bout of "Emily flu." But when they didn't go away, she knew something was seriously wrong. Eventually diagnosed with the rare and incurable West Nile virus, Emily watched her senior year and the future she had planned for go up in smoke.

"I want a normal life for a teenager. I want to ache from a long day at work. I want to be so busy that I don't have time to post on my blog. I want to run the race of life instead of being pushed along it in a wheelchair. I want to be on the ride of my life, you know?"

Because Truth Is More Fascinating Than Fiction

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Review: Emily: My True Story of Chronic Illness and Missing Out On Life

User Review  - Emily, a Book and a Cat - Goodreads

Concept/Ideas: 4/5 I liked the idea that this book was about Emily, a girl who was infected with West Nile virus. I thought it would be an interesting read, reading on about how she struggles to come ... Read full review

Review: Emily: My True Story of Chronic Illness and Missing Out On Life

User Review  - Heather - Goodreads

17 year-old Emily gets sick a lot, but this year she seems sicker and it's lasting longer than usual. When the doctor says she has West Nile, an incurable virus, she sees her whole senior year go up ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Emily Smucker loves to write. She keeps a regular diary and takes a notebook with her everywhere she goes. Emily is a Mennonite and born-again Christian, and considers her heroes to be Peter Parker, Hadassah, and Luke Skywalker, because they made the right choice and it changed the world. She loves dreams, Dr. Pepper, badminton, watching people, making movies, and unlike 99.5% of Mennonite girls in America, not coffee or scrapbooking. Her online blog can be found at http://www.xanga.com/SupergirlEmzel.

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