Title: Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir
Author: Karen Ingalls
Genre: Woman's Health
Number of Pages: 94
Synopsis: When Karen Ingalls was diagnosed with Stage IIC ovarian cancer, she realized how little she knew about what is called "the silent killer." As Ingalls began to educate herself she felt overwhelmed by the prevalent negativity of cancer. Lost in the information about drugs, side effects, and statistics, she redirected her energy to focus on the equally overwhelming blessings of life, learning to rejoice in each day and find peace in spirituality. In this memoir, Karen is a calming presence and positive companion, offering a refreshing perspective of hope with the knowledge that "the beauty of the soul, the real me and the real you, outshines the effects of cancer, chemotherapy, and radian. It is a story of survival and reminds readers that disease is not an absolute, but a challenge to recover.
Outshine is the inspirational journey of one woman as she discovers the unthinkable and faces it the only way she knows how...with a positive spirit.
When a routine visit to her doctor leads to the discovery of a mysterious lump, Karen and her family are on pins and needles as they await further tests. The results are devastating and Karen must face a new reality as she struggles to come to terms with the diagnosis. With the support of her family and the strength of her faith, Karen is determined to overcome the cancer that threatens to take her life.
Outshine is a story of true courage and unyielding faith. Karen faces her cancer with such bravery and encourages so many along the way. Her sense of peace, while faced with an unimaginable illness offers readers hope. Her message is one that any of us can apply to life's struggles, not just when faced with cancer.
I recommend picking up a copy. Available on Amazon.