River of Hope: My Journey with Kathy in Search of Healing from Lou Gehrig's Disease

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9780981506401: River of Hope: My Journey with Kathy in Search of Healing from Lou Gehrig's Disease

This true story chronicles the frustrations and joys of Kathy Tank as she fought to beat Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS), which she refered to as this monster within me.

Told from the perspective of her husband, River of Hope reveals how a regimen of pharmaceutically-based medical care failed Kathy nearly every step of the way and how she discovered a sense of hope through alternative approaches to treating her disease.

Kathy's story of determination and hope, her fight to beat a disease that the experts told her was unbeatable, is both inspiring and tragic, hopeful and heartbreaking. Along her journey you will be introduced to some of the wonderful, caring people whom Kathy met when she stepped outside of established medicine.

River of Hope is a rare and intimate look into a mysterious disease that, unfortunately, is no longer quite so rare and may not be as mysterious as we thought. You will discover what the couple learned while researching health issues related to toxins in our foods, environment and medicines, and discover what was working for Kathy.

This book may make you laugh. It may make you cry. It will probably make you angry. And it definitely will make you take a more critical look at the care or lack of care that you receive from your health care providers and inspire you to take control of your health care needs.

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About the Author:

David Tank, an experienced journalist and magazine editor, teaches writing at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. He began researching neuromuscular disease when his wife, Kathy, developed the early symptoms of ALS in 2005.

Review:

A story of bravery and love. ----Dan Lyksett, Eau Claire Leader-Telegram

This book caused me to reflect on my own spirit and how I might better honor my own wife in our day-to-day walk. Kathy's story is in good hands. ----Michael Perry, author of Population 485

This book is far more than just a resource of information to assist families impacted by any life altering illness; it's a story about humanity, from the doctor's offices to our most treasured caregiver. If we are brave enough to step 'outside the box,' there is hope! --D. Erickson, N.W. Wisconsin ALS Outreach Support Services

A story of bravery and love. ------Dan Lyksett, Eau Claire Leader-Telegram

This book caused me to reflect on my own spirit and how I might better honor my own wife in our day-to-day walk. Kathy's story is in good hands. ------Michael Perry, author of Population 485

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