Navigation Links
'A Journal for Karen': Author Shares Gift of Love for Sister with Readers Everywhere Touched by Cancer
Date:3/17/2008

WASHINGTON, Kan., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- When Peggy L. Chapin learned in 2006 that her sister Karen had brain cancer, it took a little while for her to come to terms with the shocking and life-altering diagnosis. Once she was finally able to adjust to this new reality, Chapin knew she wanted to do something very special for her sister.

What Chapin came up with was a way for Karen to stay connected to the world passing by during her time of incredible struggle, and now she shares with readers everywhere the product of her sisterly love: "A Journal for Karen" (published by AuthorHouse -- http://www.authorhouse.com).

Of her decision to create a journal for her sister, Chapin explains:

I have known many people who had cancer. When talking to several of them upon completion of their treatments, many remarked they wished they could remember what all had happened during that time of their life. Stress, illness and treatments may leave gaps in one's memory. I decided, in order to help Karen fill those gaps, I would record various moments in time for her ... Family was everything to Karen. That is where I came in. I would help her remember.

Chapin purchased a journal and lovingly began writing. She shared the happenings of Karen's friends and family, and she tried to add some humor where little could be found. In Chapin's words, "Life itself at times gives us humor when we think we are on the verge of total despair."

Over time, the journal became a way for Chapin to cope. "When there was nothing else I could do," she remarks, "I prayed, I knitted, I wrote."

The journal was to be given to Karen upon completion of her treatment -- when she had recovered and beaten the disease that plagued her body. But Karen never got to read the journal, losing her battle with cancer on Jan. 25, 2007.

"After some time had passed, I decided to share the journal with Karen's family," says Chapin. "Still, I wasn't satisfied with just that. Something kept tugging me to do more. After lots of research, talking to several in the journalism field and soul searching, I decided to publish 'A Journal for Karen.'"

Chapin realized that by sharing the gift she had prepared for her sister, she could also help others struggling through the seemingly impossible.

"Many have gone through what our family has," Chapin writes. "Many more will be taking this road. May the sharing of 'A Journal for Karen' not only give others a glimpse into this unknown journey, but also give comfort and hope." Profits from the sale of "A Journal for Karen" will go toward cancer research and treatment. For more information, visit http://www.ajournalforkaren.com.

AuthorHouse is the premier book publisher (http://www.authorhouse.com) for emerging, self-published (http://www.authorhouse.com/GetPublished/FAQ.aspx) authors. For more information, please visit http://www.authorhouse.com.

EDITORS: For review copies or interview requests, contact:

Promotional Services Department

Tel: 888-728-8467

Fax: 812-961-3133

Email: pressreleases@authorhouse.com

(When requesting a review copy, please provide a street address.)

This release was issued through eReleases(TM). For more information, visit http://www.ereleases.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE AuthorHouse
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Cepheid Comments on Study Regarding MRSA Surveillance Reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association
2. Journal Chest -- March 2008 news briefs
3. Springer to publish International Journal of Hematology
4. 4th annual Templeton-Cambridge fellowships awarded to 10 noted journalists
5. Yoga Journal Releases 2008 Yoga in America Market Study
6. Yoga Journal Circulation Increases 5.8 Percent in Second Half of 2007 from Same Period Previous Year
7. Springer to launch new journal in emergency medicine
8. Mind, Brain, and Education is recognized as best new journal
9. American Heart Association Themed Issue Journal Report: Journal Edition Dedicated to Womens Unique Hypertension Issues
10. Cell Stem Cell named Best New Journal of 2007
11. Springer to publish new society journal in cardiology
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/18/2017)... New York (PRWEB) , ... August 18, 2017 ... ... leading manufacturers and marketers of high-quality anti-aging skincare solutions, recently announced ... Serum. These new products are an affordable, yet effective alternative to expensive plastic ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... 18, 2017 , ... “Prompted By Love”: a love story thrown into doubt ... Nettles. Author Mary P. Nettles has devoted her life to ministry since the ... lifelong desire to write was, however, not fulfilled until 2014 when "The Color of ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 18, 2017 , ... “Case ... Veterans Affairs Medical Center. “Case #10-5411 Veterans Administration” is the creation of ... abuse. In June 1990, Carol Mulhem started work at the Coatesville VAMC ...
(Date:8/17/2017)... ... August 17, 2017 , ... ... organizations and considered extremely effective, very effective, or effective by 85% of respondents, ... , NEJM Catalyst Insights Reports are based on surveys of the NEJM Catalyst ...
(Date:8/17/2017)... ... , ... When Amy Cowperthwait left the emergency room after 28 ... dream to make nursing education more relevant and prepare aspiring nurses to address both ... healthcare provider education. , “The human element was missing. Students were learning ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/2/2017)... , Aug. 2, 2017 CaryRx, a next-generation full-service ... delivery service for patients in the Washington D.C. ... retail pharmacy by providing delivery of medications through the convenience ... future delivery or delivered within one hour to any location ... excited to bring this invaluable service to Washington ...
(Date:7/31/2017)... , July 31, 2017 7D Surgical, developer ... Medical has purchased the 7D Surgical System to support its ... Washington D.C. and Virginia.  7D Surgical has ... for many of the premier medical facilities within those markets. ... ...
(Date:7/27/2017)... Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST ) today announced ... financial guidance for the full-year 2017. ... Reported net sales of $397.6 million, a record high, ... constant currency (organic) grew by 3.9%. ... in the prior-year quarter. Second-quarter 2017 adjusted diluted EPS ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: