Emily 2

Changing the Rules

by Emily Wells & Jeremy Wells



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/8/2014

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 218
ISBN : 9781490743684
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 218
ISBN : 9781490743691
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 218
ISBN : 9781490743677

About the Book

What would you do to bring hope to your dying son or daughter afflicted with leukemia? Would you permit your son or daughter to experience life while facing their expected death?

Emily was twelve when diagnosed with leukemia. She met seventeen year old Jeremy who would become her anchor to give her strength when she was weak; to give her hope when she felt all was lost; and to give her unqualified love and support to hold onto when she was lost, frightened or simply unable to do for herself. Emily wanted to experience life before she faced her own death. Emily’s mother reluctantly allowed her to secretly marry Jeremy before God and in her presence since underage marriage was forbidden by society. Emily’s story was told in the book titled “Emily”. “Emily” brought hope to young cancer patients who simply want to experience life before facing their probable death.

This book chronicles Emily and Jeremy’s fight to change the rules and allow qualifying sick children to marry and experience life before facing death. Emily states, “Is that really so much to ask?” Child Welfare says, “Yes it is. Underage girls can marry if they are pregnant, but underage sick and dying children should never be permitted to marry unless the cancer patient gets pregnant.” See who prevails in this battle to bring life and dignity to young cancer patients who just want to live, even if living is but a moment in time.

About the Author

Dr. Jeremy Wells is a psychologist. Dr. Emily Wells is a nuclear medicine treatment provider. They are the parents of five children, all doctors in their own right. Drs. Jeremy and Emily Wells were married when Emily was twelve and dying from leukemia. Their marital bond, strength of will, and love of God helped Emily to survive her cancer. They have dedicated their lives and reputations on establishing the right for underage marriage for children under treatment for terminal illnesses and to permit nonfamily members to visit and be with sick children while undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments. They lived through Emily’s cancer and now strive to improve the survival chances for children similarly situated.