Navigation Links
The Fight for His Life: Author, Family Battle Disease and Challenge Politics in the Face of Survival
Date:9/14/2007

ERWIN, N.C., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- As the political turmoil surrounding stem cells rages on, one man remains unyielding, tethered to the fight - and treatment - that saved his life. John E. McNamara's autobiography, "Stem Cells Cancer & Me" (published by AuthorHouse - http://www.authorhouse.com), recounts the courageous five-year battle the author and his family fought with a rare form of cancer.

Settling into a comfortable retirement with his wife, Marian, in the sleepy town of Erwin, N.C., McNamara devoted himself to his family and volunteer work. However, the author's contented life was disrupted in November 2001, when a doctor's visit revealed that what McNamara had thought to be a common cold was actually multiple myeloma, a rare and incurable form of cancer affecting the blood-producing cells in the bone marrow.

Fraught with grief and uncertainty and plagued by life-altering decisions, McNamara looked to the support of his family and a team of gifted physicians. Armed with information and his wife in the role of diligent caregiver, McNamara eschewed standard treatments, including chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant, in favor of a more controversial, yet cutting-edge line of attack: stem cell treatment. McNamara's resilience paid off when, after years of debilitating sickness, the transplant of clean stem cells was successful.

An inspirational story for anyone, especially those about to embark on a journey through illness, McNamara's book opens the door into a world where one disease changes the lives of everyone it touches.

"My wife and I fought one of the storms of life and won," says McNamara. "If one life is saved because someone willing to ... fight reads the book, it has been well worth the effort."

McNamara moved to North Carolina from his home in New England when he retired from his job in HVAC wholesale. His work as a teacher for the Harnett County Literacy Association earned him a North Carolina Volunteer Award, which was presented to McNamara days after his cancer diagnosis. McNamara is also a life member and past commander of VFW Post 6767 in Dunn, N.C. He and his wife have three children.

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:

Elizabeth Hollingsworth, Publicity Coordinator

Tel: 800-839-8640, ext. 5278

Fax: 812-961-3133

Email: ehollingsworth@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©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Fight Heart disease and Pain with Meditation
2. Fight anemia by fortifying crops with iron!!!!!!!!
3. Fight arthritic pain with acupuncture
4. Special proteins to fight TB identified
5. ZD1839 Proves Effective - A Breakthrough in fighting Lung Cancer
6. Starch fights cancer
7. Flaxseed fights cancer risk
8. Common Cold Found to Fight Cancer Cells
9. People who fight wars may be at high risk of cardiovascular disease
10. Antibodies to fight HIV infection.
11. Gene enchances radiation therapy - A novel approach to fight cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... The temporary closing of Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 ... brings up a new, often overlooked aspect of head lice: the parasite’s ability to live ... not a common occurrence, but a necessary one in the event that lice have simply ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, Dr. Omkar Marathe earned his Bachelors in ... School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained in Internal Medicine at Scripps Green Hospital ... at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where he had the opportunity to train in ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits of moderation, whether it’s a ... the bar too high can result in disappointment, perhaps even self-loathing. However, those who ... , Research from PsychTests.com reveals that behind the tendency to set ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... June 19, 2016 is World Sickle ... chronic pain and the benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center of ... Sickle Cell Disease. , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder of the red ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... , ... Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced that 20 Florida attorneys ... peers for this recognition are considered among the top 2 percent of lawyers practicing ... members of this year’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame: Miami Shareholders Mark D. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016 Dehaier Medical Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ... develops, markets and sells medical devices and wearable sleep ... a strategic cooperation agreement with Hongyuan Supply Chain Management ... on June 20, 2016, to develop Dehaier,s new Internet ... agreement, Dehaier will leverage Hongyuan Supply Chain,s sales platform ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Belgium , June 24, 2016 ... today announced the appointment of Dr. Edward ... as a Non-Executive Director, effective June 23, 2016.Dr. ... Compensation and Nominations and Governance Committees.  As a ... will provide independent expertise and strategic counsel to ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Research and ... Excipients Market by Type (Organic Chemical (Sugar, Petrochemical, Glycerin), ... Topical, Coating, Parenteral) - Global Forecast to 2021" ... The global pharmaceutical excipients market is projected ... CAGR of 6.1% in the forecast period 2016 to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: