A Mothers Love

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AuthorHouse, Jan 21, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 112 pages

Rosalie Klein is a young mother, happily watching her three healthy children, Amanda, Matt and Josh, slowly blossom.  Together with her husband Joey, she's always tried to provide the best for her family:  a newly-built house in a New Jersey suburb, vacations and sleep-away camp during the summer; she even makes sure they keep up with their annual pediatrician checkups, including blood work.  Then, one day following an ordinary physical, she learns that Matt has Acute Myelogenous Leukemia, a rapidly-growing cancer of the blood and bone marrow.  Before Rosalie has a chance to catch her breath from receiving the frightening diagnosis, she's told Matt must be checked into a hospital immediately and begin chemotherapy in order to save his life.  Scared and worried, Rosalie somehow manages to summon her strength for her son Matt and for her family.

Poignant, painful, and often humorous, A Mother's Love, is the tale of the next ten months in the life of the Klein family.  It chronicles the extreme highs and lows, the fear and the joy, the tears and the laughter.  Mostly, it narrates a story of love.  If you've ever been a mother or a child, this is a must-read.

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Rosalie Klein was born Rosalie O’Brien to Frances and the late Thomas O’Brien.  Her father was a veteran New York City firefighter who was promoted to Lieutenant before passing away from lung cancer at the early age of 51 in 2001.  Her mother is currently retired and residing in Florida.

Rosalie was born and raised in Staten Island. She and her brother Thomas spent their childhood in the quiet neighborhood of Westerleigh. The family then moved to Annadale where Rosalie attended Tottenville High School.  There, she met her soul mate, Joey.  They married and had three children -- Amanda, Matthew and Joshua.

Rosalie is the most loyal and caring person I know. She has made a difference in the lives of many people and her selflessness and dedication should not go unrecognized.  Recently, she started "Monmouth For Life" -- a non-profit organization to help children battling the effects of cancer.  Rosalie left her job of more than a decade as a dental assistant to take this new venture to its full potential -- as she does with all things that come her way. In her free time, she organizes charity events and fundraisers to raise money to help the fight against childhood cancer.  Rosalie and her son Matthew, also spend time visiting children at Robert Wood University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ.

 

Rosalie is a beautiful person -- inside and out, which is a unique trait.  I know all of these things about her life because not only is she my best friend, she is also my wife.         Joey Klein

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