April 5, 2024 Word for Word Media
About the book  This memoir recounts Amanda’s journey through triple-negative breast cancer treatment in South Africa amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Facing challenges in navigating misinformation on social media, she accentuates the double-edged nature of online information for cancer patients. The Sum of the Parts is a compelling story that highlights the importance of evidence-based knowledge and offers readers insights for making informed decisions during health crises. About the author Amanda Lourens, a certified yoga instructor and clinical nutritionist, has always advocated for natural and holistic health methods. However, a 2019 breast cancer diagnosis transformed her perspective towards evidence-based medicine….

June 20, 2023 Word for Word Media
About the book  Poetry in motion is a compilation of Anita Meyer’s English poems that she wrote during her breast health issues. About the author Anita Meyer has walked a long journey with several health challenges. Last year was the worst when she had a breast disease scare; she was lucky that she got it checked early enough. Through all these trials and tribulations, she found her writing voice and started expressing all her emotions and fears as well as the joy and gratitude in her poems. She wants to share these thoughts and emotions hoping to inspire others. Available…

March 23, 2023 Word for Word Media
About the book  Coping with the Six Letter Word Cancer takes the reader through the journey with prostate cancer from testing to diagnosis to treatment to aftercare and follow-up. This is a powerful and candid first-hand account of one man’s journey which is written from the heart with no holds barred. Informative and pure, this book was written for new patients and their loved ones as they prepare to cope with the ordeal of prostate cancer. About the author Allen E. Rizzi has been a professional writer for more than 60 years, with his work appearing in the United…

March 23, 2023 Word for Word Media
About the book  Eight years ago, during a period Dr Frances le Roux thought everything was under control, she suddenly had to face a diagnosis of breast cancer. It was a dramatic change in her life as a physiotherapist running a busy private practice. She suddenly had to face a mastectomy and chemotherapy. During her two-year journey, she, however, discovered inner resources, resilience, courage, faith, thankfulness, and the value of sincere relationships. For 30 years she has researched the value of music as medicine, and  also completed a Master’s degree on The effect of Music on Pain, and a…

March 23, 2023 Word for Word Media
About the book  Cat Therapy is an anthology of diary entries written by Gail Gilbride during her cancer treatment, which coincided with the coronavirus pandemic. Emotionally rich and shedding light on one of the most challenging experiences anyone might encounter, it’s beautifully written with honesty, humour, playfulness, and enduring optimism. Gail’s voice is warm, strong, and true, taking us deep into the heart of a woman compelled to examine everything that’s gone before and undertake a difficult new journey. It also tells the story of the cat, Archie, who raised a paw and joined the mission. About the author…

August 20, 2021 Word for Word Media
About the book  This true life story of Allen Michael Tiffin, who has had three kidney transplants, will change the way you think and teach you to be grateful for your own life. Allen has received countless obstacles and miracles throughout his life that he has overcome and his message to the world is that tough times don’t last and any life is a journey worth living. About the author Allen Michael Tiffin is 51 years old and one of five children. He has undergone three kidney transplants and completed the Transplant Games in 2009. He is a business owner…

August 12, 2021 Word for Word Media
About the book  What does it take to win at the Olympic Games? How many years of hard work and dedication does it take to prepare for such a feat? How many disappointments do you have to endure on this journey? Danielle Brittain has walked this journey over and over again, her two sons won Olympic medals for South Africa in rowing, all four of her sons have rowed at top levels, and she is currently the team doctor for the SA rowing team. Danielle has faced her own battles with cancer and then watched as her son battled…

August 4, 2021 Word for Word Media
About the book  In a world ever awakening to higher consciousness and heightened awareness of our planet’s tender interdependence, we find ourselves amid the COVID pandemic. We live in a time when 85% of the global workforce is not engaged in their ideal occupation, and there is a palpable and urgent hunger for meaning and purpose across our life spans. People are yearning to tune in to their unique internal reason for being, desperately seeking ways to matter. In this collection of stories, from Australia to Zambia, women of all ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, and areas of influence share their…

July 13, 2021 Word for Word Media

About the book  Written by a three times cancer survivor, Philip Robson, this book is a must-read for anyone facing and fighting cancer as well as for their caregivers. Called from a scientific background into Christian ministry, Philip has the ideal background to furnish valuable factual advice and spiritual counsel to his readers. He shares candidly about how God helped him overcome malignant melanoma and prostate cancer and about his present struggles against multiple myeloma. Philip sees no conflict between receiving medical treatment and exercising faith in God for healing. His book is packed with faith-building encouragement and will empower…

September 29, 2020 Word for Word Media

About the book  In 2016, Richard Wright was confronted with a diagnosis of rare pituitary cancer – a disease about which little is known, other than that it is usually terminal.  In attempting to deal with this bleak knowledge, Richard defined what mattered most in his life – his true purpose – which was ensuring that his two young daughters would not have to grow up without their dad. Understanding his life purpose, he focused on overcoming the seemingly insurmountable challenges and obstacles that faced him, using the sheer power of his mind. Ongoing research into what the human mind…

September 29, 2020 Word for Word Media

About the book  “Alison, I’ve got bad news.” The voice of the pathologist at the other end of the telephone confirmed for Alison Tucker the news no woman ever wants to hear: she had breast cancer. Once the shock had settled, Alison decided that she would take charge. Not only would she take ownership of the dreaded disease, but she would do so with a positive mindset and prepare herself as best she could for what was to come. She did detailed research and paid close heed to what she was told by others who had walked the path before…

September 29, 2020 Word for Word Media

About the book  CANCER – What a daunting term! One is choked by the mere thought of it, especially if you yourself or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer. After I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, in 2011, at the age of 26 and thereafter again in 2012, I have learned that every breath and every new day is nothing but grace from God. Cancer made me appreciate small things in life again. I would like to share my cancer war and everything associated with it, with the reader. This is not my story, it is…