Great Read - Have Kleenex Handy
Tumor Me: The Story of My Firefighter
by Judith DeChesere-Boyle
Haven't read such a wonderfully written memoir about a mother's and son's journey through his illness and untimely death from a brain tumor since John Gunther's Death Be Not Proud. The emotions the author conveys are real, raw and powerful. Losing a child is the ultimate pain. Alex was an awesome man and touched many people in his abbreviated life. He was a man, who, when the chips were down, had 4,482 hours of leave (as opposed to the usual 100-200 hours) donated to him by his co-workers through CAL FIRE’s Catastrophic Leave Bank. Make sure you read this book and have some Kleenex handy.