Johnny Sanderlin was a normal, fine young man: A good student, an avid chess player, an amateur journalist, and a tennis champion - a national junior doubles champion. But Johnny was also very brave. He had to be. When Johnny was eleven years old, he became ill with leukemia; doctors said he couldn't live more than a year. But neither Johnny nor his family would accept this. Johny was going to live. And live he did; and he had a wonderful life. Johnny is his story, told in his own words, which his mother took from the pages of the diary he kept, and from the weekly newspapers, The Spy, which he prepared for members of his family. Johnny's life was full of as much adventure, activity, and happiness as he and his family could possibly make it. The Sanderlins were a happy family; Johnny lived to see his sisters marry and have children. He and his brother David kept on playing tennis and winning trophies - during a long and complete remission of the dread disease, he won the Nation Thirteen and Under Doubles Championships a Chattanooga. But finally the drugs began to stop working. Johnny died just before his sixteenth birthday. People of all ages will derive inspiration from Johnny's gallant struggle against incurable illness - a struggle to live as normal a life as he could for as long as he possible could. --- from book's back cover
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Book Description A. S. Barnes, 1979. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110498024008
Book Description A. S. Barnes, 1979. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0498024008