Diagnosis: Rare Disease [Kindle book] (Tarpon Springs: All Star Press, 2014)

Mucolipidosis bookDestined to Be a Classic!

“Rare Disease” — the diagnosis that no parent ever wants to hear.

“This book gives a heartbreaking exposé of what life is like for families that have a member with a rare disease,” explains Carolyn Paisley-Dew, ISMRD Board Member. “It follows the journey of 13 families who have one or more children with a rare disease called Mucolipidosis, as they wade through the erratic diagnosis process, medical muck-ups, endless pain, a plethora of medical appliances and home modifications, special education, multiple hospitalizations and surgeries, unrelenting stress and the ever-present fear of death.

The book highlights how stoic, resilient, strong and resourceful these families are, and how heartless, or thoughtless, some medical professionals can be. It underlines the importance of networks to allow these isolated families to support each other and to give them a sense of belonging.

Author Denise Crompton presents these stories in a style that is compassionate and easy to read.

Other families that are dealing with a rare disease will recognize themselves in this book. It is also a must-read for medical professionals, especially those who want to understand the families and how to best work with them during these difficult times.

Paperback edition also available here through Amazon

Angel Gabriel, a true story by author Joy LaPlante

Angel Gabriel (Tarpon Springs: All Star Press, 2013)

Last Monday was the 20th anniversary of the crash of Comair flight 3272, the only domestic, commercial airline accident in the year 1997 in the United States. Author Joy LaPlante, a resident of Monroe, Michigan, was living nearby where the crash occurred, and this book, originally written and self published in 1999, details what she experienced.

In the winter of 1997, Comair flight 3272 departed the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky airport on January 9. Stuck in a holding pattern well outside the Detroit airport, the plane crashed in the icy conditions. All 29 people aboard, which included three crew members, were killed. This was a national story that was reported on CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC Nightly News, NY Times and all leading news agencies.

Do you believe in angels? Yes, angels are watching over us. You’ll discover how in “Angel Gabriel – A True Story,” an eye-witness account by Joy LaPlante. Download today to your Kindle eReader, app, or the Kindle cloud.

Flight 3272

Flight 3272: January 9, 1997 The Day My Life Changed, but God Brought Me Through (Tarpon Springs: All Star Press, 2014)

Monday was the 20th anniversary of the crash that occurred in Monroe, Michigan.  The husband of Vanessa Davis was on board this fatal flight.

Check out this Kindle edition of “Flight 3272” which details Vanessa’s journey through this dark time in her life.

Flight 3272 was an amazing book to read. I was blessed by hearing Mrs. Davis’s personal testimony of her life though a very difficult and trying time. No matter what difficult time you are in your life, this book will help u get through it in a positive and helpful way…  ~ Amazon verified reader