Struggle with Encouragement
by Maree Helen Wade
Maree Helen Wade was diagnosed with a rare caner called Rhabdomyosarcoma at the age of nineteen. It was believed at the time that this meant a prognosis of two weeks to live. However, Maree never accepted this. She battled on for three years.
One of Marees dearest wishes was that she marry the love of her life, Jonathan. At one stage it was believed that this may have to take place in a Brisbane hospital as she was so ill. Maree had a strong belief in Jesus Christ; this faith and her willpower saw her come home to walk down the aisle at her Church in Hervey Bay QLD. Marees wedding made news in the local paper and it was said Hervey Bay come together like it never had before.
In this book, Maree writes not only about her own faith, challenges, conflict, courage and feelings, but the conflicts and feelings of those around her as they also walked down this road with her. Parts of this book are an honest and open vision into her journey through the illness, and her faith in Jesus Christ and other parts are poems that she wrote connected to her feelings, challenges and her courage throughout the journey. You may find yourself being stimulated from being encouraged, inspired, and challenged, to feelings of sadness and happiness.
Those who have read the book have found it a great read. Maree wrote this book with the hope of helping, inspiring and encouraging others who may be experiencing and illness or know someone who may be experiencing struggles in their lives.
Maree passed away on the 16th of January, 2008.
(2014, Hardcover, 144 pages)