Blood Counts: My Triumphant Battle over Aplastic Anemia

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AuthorHouse, Jul 25, 2011 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 152 pages
A young man, fresh out of college with a new career and a young family to provide for is dealt one of lifes most serious challenges. When Asa finds his life is immediately threatened with a rare and deadly blood disease, he musters every ounce of strength he has just to stay alive. Battling the pain and despair of misdiagnoses and failed treatments, Asa can only hope for the best. Leaning on family, friends, nurses, doctors and the promise of innovative medical procedures, Asa fights for each new day so that he can be there for those he loves. Based on true events, this is an inspiring story about the adversity of sickness, the hope for health and the gift of life.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1A Needle of Fate
1
Chapter 2The Deadly Revelation
13
Chapter 3Searching for Answers
23
Chapter 4Adversity Bonds
43
Chapter 5The Diagnosis
51
Chapter 6A Glimpse at Death
65
Chapter 7Treatment Options
73
Chapter 8Countdown
95
Chapter 9My Brothers Greatest Gift
115
Chapter 10Rebound
125
Chapter 11Homecoming
131
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About the author (2011)

Asa McMahon lives with his family in Ithaca, New York. He still teaches physical education at a neighboring school district. A self-described sports fanatic, Asa roots passionately for the New York Mets. With his health restored, Asa wakes each morning extremely grateful for the opportunities life provides. This is his first book.

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