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Flying on the inside : a memoir of trauma and recovery / Rachel Gotto.

Gotto, Rachel. (Author).


"The remarkable true story of one woman's journey back from the brink. Newly widowed and faced with a deadly brain tumour, she was given two years to live. She wanted more . . . When her six-year-old daughter found her collapsed on the kitchen floor, Rachel had no idea how much her life was about to change. A brain scan revealed a dark shadowy mass, a huge abnormal growth of tissue that, whilst benign, was still growing and would surely kill her. It was too big to operate on. It needed to be 'managed,' and Rachel had, at best, two years to live. Refusing to accept the bleak prognosis, Rachel was determined to stay alive. She had already lost far too much. She had already watched her brother succumb, at only twenty-eight, to cancer. She had already lost her beloved husband in a terrible scuba diving accident when she was six months pregnant. So she did the only thing she knew how to do. She fought for her life. This gripping and inspiring memoir about overcoming tragedy and trauma charts one tenacious woman's incredible fight to find light in the darkest of journeys. It is a life-affirming tale of positivity and hope in the face of the most difficult of human experiences"-- Page 4 of cover.

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  • ISBN: 9781542028738
  • ISBN: 1542028736
  • Physical Description: 235 pages : black and white illustrations ; 20 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Little A, [2021]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Subject: Gotto, Rachel > Health.
Brain > Tumors > Patients > Biography.
Brain > Tumors > Patients.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Public Library.


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