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The Wind at my Back: A memoir of cancer, love and endurance

The Wind at my Back: A memoir of cancer, love and endurance
 

Twenty-three-year-old Josh Komen is on track to represent New Zealand in running at the next Commonwealth Games when he is diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. In a single moment, the course of his life has changed irrevocably.

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ISBN 9780473464295
Published 19 February 2019 by Mary Egan Publishing
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Komen, Josh
Availability In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9780473464295
ISBN-10 0473464292
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Mary Egan Publishing
Imprint Mary Egan Publishing
Publication Date 19 February 2019
International Publication Date 29 January 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Komen, Josh
Category Biography & Autobiography
Family, Home & Self Help
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 230mm
Spine: 16mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Biography: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 966212

Description of this Book

`I was a lost little boy, trapped in a world where I didn't belong, one that would tear me apart and build me back into someone new . . .' Twenty-three-year-old Josh Komen is on track to represent New Zealand in running at the next Commonwealth Games when he is diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. In a single moment, the course of his life has changed irrevocably. What follows are years of excrutiating pain, brutal treatments both in New Zealand and Australia, and shocking side-effects that send a young man to the brink of despair and back innumerable times. Ultimately, it is the enduring love of his close-knit family and friends, the incredible medical professionals who treat him, his spiritual beliefs, and his passion for nature that carry Josh through the hardest of challenges. The life lessons Josh gathers along the way are an inspiration for us all. This is an incredible story of courage, love and endurance.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review `This is a story of courage, resilience, sacrifice and determination. Life is not always fair, and that statement certainly applies to Josh Komen. Through the power of will, strength of mind and the love of family and friends, Josh found a purpose to fight against all odds, no matter how much pain and adversity he faced. Josh's story is simply remarkable and allows you to have perspective about what truly matters in life. Thank you for having the courage to share your pain, Josh.' Aaron Cruden, New Zealand rugby player

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