The Girl with the Lion Heart

"The Resilient Life of a Champion" Vol. 1 Based on a True Story

by Elvelyna B. Beaubrun



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/18/2014

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 106
ISBN : 9781490745695
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 106
ISBN : 9781490745688
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 106
ISBN : 9781490745701

About the Book

“THE GIRL WITH THE LION HEART” is an intriguing, inspiring, motivating, heart-felt, mind blowing, memoir which shares the story of a young woman by the name of Elvelyna B. Beaubrun struggling yet determined to reach her goals despite her obstacle Sickle Cell Anemia hindering her. Throughout the painful crisis and numerous hospitalizations, Elvelyna makes it her mandate to rise above the odds and pursues the passions and desires of her heart. When Sickle Cell Anemia knocks her down, she makes it her mandate to never stay down, but rise up and work harder, be stronger, build up perseverance, through the excruciating pain crisis associated with her illness. This exceptional story is a must read! It is the story of courage, the ability to withstand obstacles, and endure until the end. Elvelyna shares her journey of her talent for writing which started at a very young age, writing and drawing on the walls and doors everywhere in her own home as a child. During her hospital stays she continued to journal and write about her experiences as a coping method with the pain. Inspired by her father, who came to her one day after sitting in the bathroom, looking out the window and gazing up to the sky reflecting about her experiences and triumphs above Sickle Cell Anemia. He gave her the title of the book as the thought came to his head, “THE GIRL WITH THE LION HEART.”

About the Author

Elvelyna B. Beaubrun, a champion, fighter, achiever, author, writer, public speaker gold medalist, International Havertown Optimist Club scholarship recipient, Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society member, former student on the dean’s and president’s list at Delaware County Community College, and current nursing student attending Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions and a member of the Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP) and (SAS) Scholars of Academic Success, publishes her first personal memoir entitled “The Girl with the Lion Heart.” In her memoir, Elvelyna, age 22, diagnosed with sickle cell anemia (SS) as a baby shares her life story of overcoming her obstacle, sickle cell anemia and her success beyond measures. Throughout her journey with her illness, Elvelyna has exceeded beyond expectations and has always managed to keep her dreams, goals, and aspirations in sight. She hopes to share this incredible story with other patients suffering with sickle cell anemia and other debilitating illnesses as an inspiration to continue to aim high and never lose hope. While pursuing a degree in her passion, nursing, Elvelyna seeks in making a difference and touching the lives of others just as many nurses have touched and impacted her life. In an interview with NBC 10 News, Elvelyna shares her experience dealing with sickle cell anemia and interest in upcoming research that may benefit the lives of people suffering with sickle cell anemia. She said, “It’s important that people really see what we go through and understand that it’s painful. The pain is agonizing. It’s unbearable.”