An important book for anyone impacted by brain injury. Author and brain injury survivor Carole Starr describes the journey in ways that survivors, caregivers, and professionals will relate to and learn from. Tips and strategies include:Recognizing what acceptance is/isn’t and why it’s important for brain injury survivorsGetting through the challenging first year after brain injuryMoving past denialCoping with the loss of one’s old life and sense of selfCreating a new life as a brain injury survivorDocumenting and celebrating progressResponding to insensitive comments by othersFinding something positive in the negative that is brain injuryLetting go of the past and moving forward.This title includes a workbook PDF, with questions that encourage listeners to take Carole’s strategies and apply them to their own experience. These questions can be answered on one’s own, with family members, with rehabilitation professionals, or with a brain injury support group.To Root and to Rise is a powerful resource for anyone living with a traumatic brain injury, post-concussion syndrome, stroke, brain tumor, or other brain trauma, for family caregivers and friends of brain injury survivors, for brain injury support groups, and for medical and neuro-rehabilitation professionals.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stefanie Kay. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/165455/bk_acx0_165455_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When I learned that I had stage-four lung cancer, I started the hard battle to survive it. What I knew then could have fit into a thimble. There was a tumor in my lung along with its partner in my brain. Life had to change quickly for Fred and me because we weren’t sure where our path was leading us to. During the surgeries and treatment phases, I could not do simple tasks such as laundry or the grocery shopping. Blessed with good friends and family members we were able to live an almost normal life. Fred set up a whiteboard in the living room for scheduling my trips to the hospital. Calls came from friends and family to sign up and Fred would put their names on the board so that I never had to worry about who was picking me up. We were grateful for the medical teams who walked us through brain surgery, thoracic surgery, and treatment, which included 15 sessions of whole brain surgery along with four months of chemotherapy. We listened to what they told us to do and how to live in our own home. A bond develops between the medical staff and the patient, as well as with friends and family. There are no secrets to conceal from them; our medical team saved my life because we told them everything. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Al Moulliet. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/125007/bk_acx0_125007_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you want to follow a healthy long-term diet? Do you feel always tired and without energy? Are you searching a diet to prevent tumor and cancer? If yes this diet needs to become a lifestyle for you!This audiobook will share a 21- day menu plan to help you get started. And, It will tackle the following topics:What the vegan diet is and how it worksThe benefits and advantages of living a vegan lifeThe challenges and problems to consider90 vegan quick and healthy recipes If you want to know more about this diet, let this audiobook be your guide in understanding what this diet is all about and how it can help improve your health and life in general. The goal of this audiobook is to reach out to you and tell you that it is never too late to take care of your health. If you think you are too late to start anew, know that it is better late than not trying at all. Your future self will thank you for this lifestyle change.The 21-day diet meal plan that is in this audiobook will also help you jump-start on your vegan diet for 21 days without the worry of what to eat and prepare. Everything is provided for you, and all you have to do is listen and follow what is shared in this audiobook.Get this audiobook today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Orlena Cain. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/170164/bk_acx0_170164_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A suspicious death, a pregnant woman suddenly gone missing: Quirke's latest case leads him inexorably toward the dark machinations of an old foe. Perhaps Quirke has been down among the dead too long. Lately the Irish pathologist has suffered hallucinations and blackouts, and he fears the cause is a brain tumor. A specialist diagnoses an old head injury caused by a savage beating; all that's needed, the doctor declares, is an extended rest. But Quirke, ever intent on finding his place among the living, is not about to retire. One night during a June heat wave, a car crashes into a tree in central Dublin and bursts into flames. The police assume the driver's death was either an accident or a suicide, but Quirke's examination of the body leads him to believe otherwise. Then his daughter, Phoebe, gets a mysterious visit from an acquaintance: the woman, who admits to being pregnant, says she fears for her life, though she won't say why. When the woman later disappears, Phoebe asks her father for help, and Quirke in turn seeks the assistance of his old friend, Inspector Hackett. Before long the two men find themselves untangling a twisted string of events that takes them deep into a shadowy world where one of the city's most powerful men uses the cover of politics and religion to make obscene profits. Even the Dead - Benjamin Black's seventh novel featuring the endlessly fascinating Quirke - is a story of surpassing intensity and surprising beauty. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Keating. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002166/bk_aren_002166_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For those who enjoyed Amazing Gracie or Merle’s Door, here is a completely new tale of a rescued dog who becomes the unlikely purveyor of a powerful gift. What if most people have it wrong, and miracles are not the exception but the norm? Flash’s Song is the true account of how one person discovered the secret of miracles. It is a story of the power of laughter, the power of family, and, ultimately, the power of love to get us through life. Freelance writer Kay Pfaltz was living a quiet, simple life with her three beloved dogs when suddenly her life turns upside down. Coming to terms with a failed relationship, she must now take her ailing dachshund, Flash, in for back surgery. But when the vet tells Kay that Flash’s problem is not a disc but in fact a tumor growing on his spine and Flash has, at most, three weeks to live, Kay is devastated. From here begins a journey of self-discovery and recovery that will open Kay’s heart to the greatest miracle of all. Flash’s Song tells the story of amazing canine courage and remission against all odds. It is a ballad of love and redemption, and a moving account of how Flash’s three-week prognosis became five and a half miraculous months of learning, loving, and finally accepting. Written in luminous prose, accompanied by poignant photos, and filled with keen insight into love, faith, and the power of forgiveness, Flash’s Song is not only a heartwarming ode to a little dog, but also a tribute to life and an invitation to cherish every moment of it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gayle Hendrix. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013490/bk_adbl_013490_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are you scared of the dark... ? You will be. Jack Pagan might as well be four months old. He awoke in a hospital after suffering a head injury that left him dead for over 67 minutes. All of his long-term memories were destroyed. Now he has to start his life again. His accidental flirt with death left him a special gift. In those few minutes as he fades off to sleep each night, and in those early hours of the morning as he numbly awakens, he sees them. At first the shadows would just stretch into strange shapes and forms. Jack thought that he was hallucinating. That his medication was playing with his vision. Then the strange shadows began to walk around, moving freely. Jack chalked it up to a brain tumor. Some disease in his cerebral cortex. Schizophrenia, even. Something he could live with. Now these creatures are haunting not only his nights but his days. And they have a tendency to show themselves around people who are about to die. Seeking help, he turns to a psychic who gives him a very special book. A book that he was destined to find. Jack learns that the only way he will ever know about who he was is to face his worst fears and die... again. In a series of incredible twists and turns, Jack finds out that the worlds of the living and the dead are much closer than any of us can possibly imagine. And monsters...are real. A little bit of horror, some suspense, a lot of paranormal, and even a bit of romance... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Sutton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037089/bk_acx0_037089_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When aging, balding, copy editor Ernest "Sparky" Hemingway (no relation) gets a call from the daughter of his Vietnam buddy George Washington (also no relation), he is faced with a choice. He can head out to Minneapolis to help her out of a jam or hang up the phone - and this phone call has the potential to turn Sparky's life upside down. He's managed to erect a pretty effective cocoon around himself over the last few years, and no amount of aggravation (or thoughts about his long-gone ex-wife) can get through his very carefully nurtured shell. He's very comfortable living (well, maybe just existing) in the little North Dakota town of Hardwoods, filled with its decidedly odd folks who just do what they have to in order to get along, where everybody knows everybody else's secret but pretends they don't. He's left alone, and that's the way Sparky likes it. But you don't walk away from a promise. Especially when that promise was made to somebody who pulled your butt out of more unfriendly and friendly fire than a hailstorm of June bugs. You don't ask, you just do. His fellow vet buddy Doc Holiday (you guessed it, no relation) meets him in Minneapolis and tosses him a .45, which comes in handy when they run into a hard time with some gang-bangers who are after the girl in question. They rescue Washington's teenage daughter, Tenisha, and Doc and Sparky split up, Sparky taking Tenisha and her cat back to his place. Between dealing with the aforementioned gang-bangers, the Minneapolis police, who are hassling Sparky, Doc's brain tumor, and the mostly white town Sparky lives in taking umbrage at the color of Tenisha's skin - not to mention having to haul a four-month-pregnant neighbor and her baby to his house for safety during a blizzard - Sparky thinks he's handling himself pretty well. And then things start to get weird. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Richards. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/007138/bk_adbl_007138_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What would you do if you took a picture of your child and saw a bright white glow in her eye? How would you feel if the eye doctor said: “Your child has eye cancer and will need emergency surgery to remove the tumor or one or both eyes?” This audiobook tells the story of a 27-year-old deaf-blind female retinoblastoma cancer survivor through the eyes of the survivor and her mother. This book will inspire parents, guardians, and teenagers who are affected by childhood cancer or who are eye cancer survivors.Sometimes, we have to look backward in order to move forward when going through tough times. It is not impossible to move forward with humor and resiliency. This book will show you how to do just that while stepping outside of your comfort zone.Learn how Zaakirah and her mother Khaidah thrived after the rare cancer diagnosis. In this book, they share experiences and what they learned from living with bilateral retinoblastoma and hearing impairment. This book helps you to gain a better understanding of this rare childhood eye cancer and its aftermath.Zaakirah was six months old when her parents were told she has retinoblastoma. Here, they share real-life stories about a young girl and her mother making it to the other side of their rainbow. Listen to how they maintained their strength and dignity while continuing to maintain a happy, fulfilling, and healthy lifestyle.They share medical memories, along with family and educational stories about surviving everyday life with retinoblastoma. From the parental perspective, learn how Khaidah raised a child who survives and thrives. This book will touch on holistic nutrition, the threat of cancer returning, and the need for frequent specialist appointments and other secondary health issues that arise. You’ll be amazed at the way Zaakirah and her mother overcame adversity with resilience. After listening to this book, you will realize your full potential and how resilient and trul 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daree Allen Nieves, Crystal Judkins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/196266/bk_acx0_196266_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A deeply moving memoir about the year that would forever change both a family and a country. In November 2014, 13 members of the Biden family gathered on Nantucket for Thanksgiving, a tradition they had been celebrating for the past 40 years; it was the one constant in what had become a hectic, scrutinized, and overscheduled life. The Thanksgiving holiday was a much-needed respite, a time to connect, a time to reflect on what the year had brought and what the future might hold. But this year felt different from all those that had come before. Joe and Jill Biden's eldest son, Beau, had been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor 15 months earlier, and his survival was uncertain. "Promise me, Dad," Beau had told his father. "Give me your word that no matter what happens, you're going to be all right." Joe Biden gave him his word. Promise Me, Dad chronicles the year that followed, which would be the most momentous and challenging in Joe Biden's extraordinary life and career. Vice President Biden traveled more than a hundred thousand miles that year, across the world, dealing with crises in Ukraine, Central America, and Iraq. When a call came from New York, or Capitol Hill, or Kyiv, or Baghdad - "Joe, I need your help" - he responded. For 12 months, while Beau fought for and then lost his life, the vice president balanced the twin imperatives of living up to his responsibilities to his country and his responsibilities to his family. And never far away was the insistent and urgent question of whether he should seek the presidency in 2016. The year brought real triumph and accomplishment, and wrenching pain. But even in the worst times, Biden was able to lean on the strength of his long, deep bonds with his family, on his faith, and on his deepening friendship with the man in the Oval Office, Barack Obama. Writing with poignancy and immediacy, Joe Biden allows listeners to feel the urgency of each moment, to experience the d 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Biden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/or/orig/000115/or_orig_000115_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.