AWARDS:
  • 2020 International Book Awards winner in the Health: Cancer category
  • 2020 International Book Awards finalist in the Self-Help: General category

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.

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“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.”
Kirkus Reviews

“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

Quotes from All of Us Warriors

The common message through all of the stories is to love through the fear and to engage, versus withdraw or give others “space”.

I would never have guessed this journey would be a chapter in my life. And in some ways, I am thankful for it. I grew through the challenging treatment, and it deepened my faith.

Life is a complicated journey that sometimes unfolds in unimaginable ways. If we surrender and embrace it, taking one day at a time, it can be rewarding and fulfilling.

As I reflect on this experience, I see how I learned to expect the unexpected at every turn. I am now grateful for each day I have.

There is reason to have hope. These stories provide examples of why there is always hope for anyone fighting cancer and why that journey will not be taken alone.

I made the decision at that moment that cancer would not define me. It was just a season in my life, not who I was.

While I was living this experience, through the highs and lows of enduring cancer treatment and the many side effects, I thought I was never going to feel better. And then one day I did.

Cancer really opened up my spiritual eyes to see what was going on in me—my fears, insecurities, sensitivities, and anxious thoughts and how they impacted the way I related to others.

This disease has no respect for your age, your gender, your health lifestyle, or your plans for the future. If it can blindside me, it can blindside you.

As the plan started to take shape, hope started to come alive inside me. I have a plan. I am going to act fast and beat this, I thought as I started packing.

I developed deeper friendships that are longer lasting through being vulnerable and accepting help from others. The process also made me more accepting of others, knowing we each have a story and may be fighting our own battle silently.