The Journey Back from a Death Sentence
About the Book
On Black Thursday, March 19, 2015, Kathy was hit with the unimaginable, that she had inoperable pancreatic cancer. She asked how much time she had left, and was told 4 months, maybe 6. She cried, she cursed, and she cried some more. After a few days, she pulled herself together, and decided to fight, and fight hard, if that's what it would take to beat the horrible invader that was threatening her life. This is Kathy's story, a story of what it takes to try and beat the unbeatable. And what does it take? Caring, skilled doctors; great medical institutions; the willingness to try new paths; family support that pulled itself around her and gave crutches to lean on and shoulders to cry on; friends, close and distant, who pulled together, prayed and established prayer groups and said masses and novenas, who sent care packages and cards and flowers and gifts and a healing blanket ... but it took more, it took a strong, stubborn, determined woman who would not go down without a fight. And it took five miracles.
About the Author
The author, Gene Baumgaertner, has written a number of books covering a variety of genre, all published by Trafford. His works include two history books, a biography, and six novels. His novels range from a fantasy about dinosaurs, historical novels about fifteenth century England (a series), stories about the life and times of American baby boomers (a series), and a science fiction novel about invaders of Earth in 4300 BC. His current work is a true-life story about the struggles of a woman who was diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic cancer, who was given 4 months to live, and what it took to overcome that death sentence. He is also working on a continuation of his two series, and at the same time is nearing completion of a comprehensive three-volume work on fifteenth century England. Mr. Baumgaertner is a retired civil engineer. He lives with his wife, Kathy, in Raleigh, North Carolina.