Blood Brothers: A Memoir of Faith and Loss While Raising Two Sons with Cancer

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Tate Publishing, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 235 pages
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Not many people experience the death of a child; fewer yet face the possibility of having to do it twice. Justin DeLong was a bright, energetic child when he was diagnosed with leukemia at age five. After battling the cancer, he went into remission for ten years, where he laughed and ran long-distance races and slowly entered adolescence. Sadly, in July 2000 he succumbed to the disease twelve days after his fifteenth birthday. Lisa DeLong and her family were left to pick up the pieces and try to find joy in life without their beloved eldest son and brother. Then, six years later, they discovered something terrifying—their youngest son, Jacob, had leukemia too.Blood Brothersis Lisa DeLong's story of what it has been like to have two sons with leukemia, a lifetime apart. As she struggles to understand how a loving God could allow this to happen, she searches for a way to keep her marriage, her family, and her own sanity together. Whether you're a mother, someone who has experienced cancer either in yourself or someone you love, or a medical professional, the story of these twoBlood Brotherswill speak to your heart and allow you to see how with faith, great triumph can come from unimaginable tragedy.
  

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Contents

Your Heart Will Rejoice?
17
Freeway Dream
23
A World We Wanted No Part Of
27
The Other Side of Mother Nurse
39
Maintain
49
Shoes On the Crosswalk
57
On Golf and Mystery
71
Nothing Sacred
93
Risk
137
The Mercy Seat
149
VOD
173
Meeting Pete
189
Two Fairy Wands
199
Rats
205
DePorted
211
Dancing On a Trap Door
219

Let Him Go
105
Wanting Him Back
119
A Flicker of Compassion
131
Gallery
229
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