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Nashville, TN – Already an award-winning author and speaker, healthcare change catalyst, and value creator, author Rebecca Whitehead Munn’s All of Us Warriors (She Writes Press, September 1, 2020) strives to demystify the challenging topics we all face. Following her award-winning memoir The Gift of Goodbye, Munn now brings twenty stories from the front lines and offers valuable support to those facing cancer.
The incidence of cancer continues to rise—but despite how many lives have been touched by cancer, hearing of a loved one or friend’s diagnosis still invokes such fear that it is hard to know what to do next.
In All of Us Warriors, Rebecca Whitehead Munn paints a realistic picture of the impact cancer has on an individual’s life, and she attempts to demystify the experience by sharing heartfelt stories from twenty survivors and the loved ones of those that passed. They are mothers and fathers with seven types of cancers and all stages of the disease. Each story includes advice regarding how to approach someone you love living with cancer and tips and tricks for helping others feel joy in the midst of pain. This inspirational book provides a positive outlook of strength and perseverance through belief in a higher power, reinforcing the idea that the reader is stronger than cancer and not alone, and offering real strategies that cannot be found in online medical sites. Like a conversation with a new best friend (or twenty of them), All of Us Warriors is full of understanding, acceptance, and practical advice gained from personal experience.
“All Of Us Warriors: Cancer Stories of Survival and Loss”
Rebecca Whitehead Munn | September 1, 2020 | She Writes Press
Paperback ISBN: 978-1631527951 | $16.95
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rebecca Whitehead Munn is an award-winning author and speaker, healthcare change catalyst, and value creator. All of Us Warriors is her second title, following her award-winning, debut memoir, The Gift of Goodbye: A Story of Agape Love released in 2017. She has been a featured Maria Shriver Architect of Change on surviving grief and shared her healing through yoga story at www.mindbodygreen.com. She is a certified End of Life Doula, certified in Positive Psychology, and a Nashville Healthcare Council Fellow. She is happiest spending time outdoors, spending time with her two children, eating Mexican food, practicing yoga, listening to live music, and using her chaotic Aries energy for good. She was born in Bloomington, IN, grew up in Houston, TX, and has lived in Nashville, TN, since 2005. To learn more, visit her at https://rebeccawmunnauthor.com/.
In an interview, Rebecca can discuss:
- Her personal experience with cancer
- Writing her memoir, The Gift of Goodbye
- Listening to the stories of other survivors and what inspired her to write All of Us Warriors
- People’s general understanding of cancer when they’re first diagnosed verses when they surround themselves with people with similar experiences
- How to deal with grief, and advice for those facing terminal illness
- Her experience in the healthcare industry and how that influences her writing
Praise for ALL OF US WARRIORS
“In this book Ms. Whitehead Munn truly captures the highs and lows of a cancer diagnosis. The stories she tells provide insights into living with cancer. Each story contains nuggets of advice that patients and caregivers alike will find helpful as they navigate a diagnosis. A must-read for anyone who knows someone with cancer and is looking for ways to understand their loved one’s experience.” — Christie Lockhart, Colon Cancer Coalition
“An inspirational, raw, and much-needed glimpse into how cancer changes life forever. It is both heartbreaking and inspiring to see how people face hearing the words, ‘You have cancer.’ This is a must-read for anyone who has been impacted by cancer.” — Aaron Grunke, founder of Survivor Fitness Foundation
“This book serves a tremendous resource for cancer patients and their families.” —Ricardo J. Komotar, MD, FAANS, FACS, Program Director, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Miami School of Medicine
“The word ‘cancer’ can be a frightening term to many. All Of Us Warriors strips away the fear, demonstrating time and again that there is always hope, that there can be joy in life, even when faced with the tremendous challenges of illness.” — Dr. Robin Williams, breast surgeon at Saint Thomas Medical Partners
“What a great book of stories…true stories of persistence, patience and determination. I highly recommend it for any family with a cancer diagnosis.” — Dr. Peter R. Ledoux, Breast Surgeon, PRMA
“This book is life-changing for cancer patients and their loved ones…This book opened a door that made me want to share my story and hear the stories of others. It demonstrates how much we each have to gain and to give within our unique community. It contains real information and strategies that cannot be found in online medical sites. It is simply a powerful fuel for the body and the soul.” — Doris Schneider, Author of Borrowed Things, By Way of Water, and Nana and the “c”
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