In All of Us Warriors, Rebecca Whitehead Munn paints a realistic picture of the impact cancer has on an individual’s life, and she attempts to demystify the experience by sharing heartfelt stories from twenty survivors and the loved ones of those that passed. They are mothers and fathers with seven types of cancers and all stages of the disease. Each story includes advice regarding how to approach someone you love living with cancer and tips and tricks for helping others feel joy in the midst of pain. This inspirational book provides a positive outlook of strength and perseverance through belief in a higher power, reinforcing the idea that the reader is stronger than cancer and not alone, and offering real strategies that cannot be found in online medical sites.
Like a conversation with a new best friend (or twenty of them), All of Us Warriors is full of understanding, acceptance, and practical advice gained from personal experience.
“What sets this volume apart from other cancer accounts is that it includes the stories of those who did not survive, told from the perspectives of their loved ones. Because of this, the book succeeds in demystifying the experience of having cancer or loving someone who does.”
“There is untold wisdom in each point of view . . . All of Us Warriors includes twenty stories of survival and loss, in the words of everyday people, putting a realistic face on cancer.”
―4-star Foreword Clarion Review
“In this book Ms. Whitehead Munn truly captures the highs and lows of a cancer diagnosis. The stories she tells provide insights into living with cancer. Each story contains nuggets of advice that patients and caregivers alike will find helpful as they navigate a diagnosis. A must-read for anyone who knows someone with cancer and is looking for ways to understand their loved one’s experience.”
―Christie Lockhart, Colon Cancer Coalition
“This book is life-changing for cancer patients and their loved ones. It is like a conversation with a new best friend (or twenty of them), full of understanding, acceptance, and practical advice gained from personal experience. It demonstrates how much we each have to gain and to give within our unique community. It is simply a powerful fuel for the body and the soul.”
―Doris Schneider, author of Borrowed Things, By Way of Water, and Nana and the “c”
“An inspirational, raw, and much-needed glimpse into how cancer changes life forever. It is both heartbreaking and inspiring to see how people face hearing the words, ‘You have cancer.’ This is a must-read for anyone who has been impacted by cancer.”
―Aaron Grunke, founder of Survivor Fitness Foundation
“This book serves a tremendous resource for cancer patients and their families.”
―Ricardo J. Komotar, MD, FAANS, FACS, Program Director, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Miami School of Medicine
“The word ‘cancer’ can be a frightening term to many. All Of Us Warriors strips away the fear, demonstrating time and again that there is always hope, that there can be joy in life, even when faced with the tremendous challenges of illness.”
―Dr. Robin Williams, breast surgeon at Saint Thomas Medical Partners