Rebirth: A Leukemia Survivor's Journal of Healing during Chemotherapy, Bone Marrow Transplant, and Recovery

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Xlibris Corporation, Feb 18, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 261 pages
One year after relocating to the New York area to pursue an acting career, Deborah Ludwig’s acting dreams were shattered by a leukemia diagnosis, forcing her to come to terms with her past and face her present reality. Her sister Barbara, pregnant with her second child, was Deborah’s bone marrow donor. Pregnancy is thought to be an absolute contraindication to bone marrow donation, but the inclusion of Barbara’s courageous and poignant tale disproves this belief. Rebirth is Deborah’s year-long journal chronicling a story of love, sacrifice, heartache, and discovery that culminated in her physical, emotional, and spiritual rebirth. For further information: Click here

Praise for Rebirth:

"Through this journal, we learn how, through faith, the aid of family and friends, the support of health care workers, and the inspiration of fellow cancer patients, one individual was able to overcome her disease.”

~Stuart L. Goldberg, M.D.,Chief, Division of Leukemia, Associate clinical professor of medicine, Hackensack University Medical Center

“Rebirth is a truly inspiring book about a young woman ́s struggle with leukemia. Ludwig ́s use of journal entries vividly portrays each phase of leukemia with her hopes, disappointments, and triumphs. From diagnosis to remission, readers experience Ludwig ́s emotional search for answers, peace of mind and passion to fight for her life through her discovery of the powers of modern medical treatments, faith, and family."

~Kelsey Calhoun, Harvard Business School, MBA Candidate 2010

"Deborah Ludwig is a true embodiment of having traveled through the "dark night of the soul" and emerging as a raw, compassionate and radiant butterfly of light. Her wisdom is from what she has survived and she shares it with the intention to heal."

~Dyron Holmes, Founder/Peoples Monk, The Peoples Monastery


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