To survive cancer is a miracle in and of itself. To endure and survive it with hope and humility like the people in this book illustrate so courageously is a feat almost beyond comprehension.
Mary Matthias, married to Mark for almost 35 years, was gifted with two awesome sons, Ryan and Luke, who have enriched the family with their beautiful wives Angie and Kristi, as well as grandchildren Leah Rose, Samuel Jay, Benjamin Mark, and Emily June. A nurse for 36 years¨and a cancer survivor of 13 years¨Mary has been blessed with a unique dual role of being both a patient and a nurse with our local cancer care center. A first-time published author with a passion for writing and journaling, Mary has been story gathering for 13 years, writing for 7 years, researching the publishing industry for 6 months, and self-publishing for 9 months. Mary resides in rural Manitowoc, WI, with her husband Mark.