Chase Away Cancer by Ellie Poole Ewoldt
Rating: 3 Stars
This book chronicles the start of the long journey of cancer that God brought the Ewoldt family through. The struggles they faced through multiple surgeries, faulty central lines, chemo, radiation, and facing the possibility of the death of their son. The book also shows how they found joy in the Lord and strength in Him through all of it.
I liked the way that the parents interacted with Chase, putting things in a way that a two year old could understand. During surgery, he would go for a “nap” with the doctor. He had “tubies” in his chest, that was wrapped with a “taco”.... He rode in a "spaceship"....
“There is only one thing you can do” he said.
When I signed up for this book I didn't know what to expect from it. To be honest, it was hard for me to read. From its very first pages Chase Away Cancer struck me on a very personal level. Not only do I have cancer myself, I am the momma to 3 beautiful kids, and while they are at this moment very healthy, I kept imagining - what if this was my kid.... I felt extremely sad and came to the conclusion that I personally could not put my kid through all that torture.
Overall, I think someone that has not been personally touched by cancer, would enjoy reading this book, and would learn just how extremely hard cancer really is....
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