Oakmont Library is Treated to Marisette L. Edwards-van Linden van den Heuvell
Marisette L. Edwards-van Linden van den Heuvell will be at the Oakmont Carnegie Library where she will be signing copies of her book 'Tiger in the Dark'. Have the chance to come and meet the author behind the heart-breaking story where two life altering events collide. "The year 1985 is drawing to a close. I am 25 and pregnant with my first child, and something just feels wrong." In Tiger in the Dark, Marisette Edwards-van Linden van den Heuvell shares the harrowing and yet uplifting story of her fight with cancer. Since she was 12 years old, she held two deep beliefs: that she wanted and would have children, and that she would not live to see her 30th birthday. These beliefs remained submerged until circumstances brought them into direct conflict, when they met head on in 1985. Well into her first pregnancy, an odd and unexpected ache in her shoulder changed her happy life. The diagnosis of this seemingly insignificant ache was one no one ever wants to hear - a rare cancer called sarcoma. Tiger in the Dark follows Marisette's fight with cancer compounded by her first pregnancy, which occurred at the same time. The experience, told through diary entries, is a detailed account of the emotions, setbacks and victories she bravely faced.
21, Jan 2017
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