Heather's sister Pam was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at the age of four and given only a short time to live. Heather promised to die with her sister, but as Pam fought the limits of her prognosis, she instead taught Heather how to live. “Sixtyfive Roses” is the way Pam pronounced the disease that altered the lives of her siblings and parents, who in turn helped alter the community’s response to the disease by founding the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. With the help of the Foundation, research, and new treatments, the fight to save Pam lasted for years, ending with her death at the age of 26. Heather had to learn to survive the tragedy of her sister's illness, and her loss.
Any Mom who has ever embarked on her own heroine’s journey or aspires to be a warrior on behalf of her own life will love the story told in "Sixtyfive Roses: A Sister's Memoir." A Book Club favorite, it's also especially appropriate for Moms of disabled children. What's more, it's the gift that gives back - 5% of sales goes to Cystic Fibrosis research. And in these times of economic crisis, it's a gift under $20 that brings with it priceless inspiration for those facing struggles and troubled times.
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