Taking My Breath Away

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Trafford Publishing, 2010 - Family & Relationships - 172 pages
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When nineteen-year-old Anthony asks seventeen-year-old Felicia on a date, he knows she is pretty, personable, funny, and has a great smile. He also knows she has cystic fibrosis. This couple is no different than other young people who discover a fondness for one another as they date and map out possible futures together except Anthony and Felicia have no idea how long that future will last.

In this memoir, Felicia and Anthony open their hearts and candidly discuss Felicia's cystic fibrosis and its effect on their relationship which includes fun, romantic dinners; walks on the beach; parties; amusement parks; bonfires and pig roasts; and little love notes and texts. It also consists of respirators, emergency department visits, incessant coughing, medications, trepidation, and uncertainty represented by two words cystic fibrosis.

Taking My Breath Away narrates a mixture of poignant moments and humorous anecdotes that combine the fun-filled experiences of Felicia and Anthony's romantic relationship with Felicia's more serious medical situation. Through these stories, the authors deliver equally important inspirational and universal messages about responsibility, commitments to living in the now, and being truthful to oneself and to others.

 

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Felicia Pascarella is eighteen years old and is interested in photography. She has cystic fibrosis. Anthony Dellaripa is twenty years old and attends college. He is a drummer. They live in Connecticut.

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