Doris: A Tale of Two Sisters

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AuthorHouse, Sep 21, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 152 pages
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A happy O’Malley family of five sisters, one brother, father and mother, lived in a row house in Philadelphia. The smallest, youngest, and favorite of was Doris. However, her life changed dramatically at age eleven, and her family and others were devastated.

“We were heading to the mall when I realized she was not moving an ambulance was called and at first we didn’t know what happened to my little sister. Finally the diagnosis of nephritis was made, Doris was put on penicillin for one year, but this horrible disease struck again. Soon it was evident that Doris’ lonely, challenging journey was beginning.”

Prayer, confidence, and a mother’s love brought Doris to a healing. The determined girl then took matters into her own hands. First, off to school for her elementary certificate then a high school diploma. With some financial support from my husband and me, she graduated as a licensed vocational nurse. At age 47, Doris proudly received her diploma, with perfect attendance, and went out into the world beaming and independent.

Tragically, endometrial cancer crept into the single girl’s life spreading to full blown cancer. Read this remarkable, inspiring story of loss, faith, and the fighting spirit of Doris O’Malley.

 

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Contents

The Beginning of Her Life
1
Doris
19
Doris is Cured
22
The Love Story
24
Doris Life as an LVN
31
The Ultimate Nurse
34
What Doris Knew About My Life
37
Jennie
41
Nashville
83
The Journey to Los Angeles
86
The Good Samaritan Hospital
91
The Intensive Staph Infection CoverUp
106
Meeting the Third Opinion
108
The Undertaker in Philadelphia
121
Bandit and Beanie
130
Afterward
137

Shes Not Heavy Shes My Sister
45
The Planning of Richards Wedding
51
A Lifetime in 16 Weeks
64
The Beginning of Depends
78
Footprints
139
About the Author
140
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