A startling, inspirational memoir of surviving childhood cancer twice Kirsty Everett was going to be an Olympic gymnast. But as she made plans to win gold, life, as it does, chucked a new goal at her. Aged nine, she was diagnosed with cancer and spent the next two and a half years in treatment and attending funerals of children she met in the chemo ward. At the age of sixteen, Kirstys cancer returned. She was given a seventeen per cent chance of surviving. With that devastating prognosis, she enrolled in a life writing course with Patti Miller. I thought if I was going to die that I should write some things down. Against the odds, Kirsty lived. She never achieved gold at the Olympics, but she learned a lot about resilience and hope. She also made a life-changing discovery about her family that has given her strength and direction. Importantly, Kirsty became a spokesperson for cancer survival. What Ive been delivering in my speeches for years is something I desperately wanted to solidify into a book. The impossible can be done and I know this because Ive done it.
Publication Date: 03-Feb-2021
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Australia