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:10/13/2017)... CT (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... long-term care services, staged a mock evacuation of the facility as part of a ... Shelton Fire Department, Echo Hose EMS and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well as ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th Annual Kids Fun Run brought out ... free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, Jon Letko, is aimed at getting ... children of all ages; it is a non-competitive, non-timed event, which is all about ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field”: the story of a ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field” is the creation of published ... all ages and currently teaches a class of ladies at her church, which she ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one of the largest and ... plans to open a flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 N. U.S. Highway ... store next to Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its location allows ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Asante, a nationally recognized ... have expanded their existing home health joint venture through an agreement, effective October ... a joint venture home health company with Asante, delivering clinically integrated care, for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... 11, 2017  True Health, a leader in ... effort during National Breast Cancer Awareness month to ... Research recently ... that more than 10 million American women are ... BRCA1 or BRCA2 and have not had testing. These ...
(Date:10/7/2017)...   Provista, a proven leader in the ... purchasing power, today announced a new resource area on ... is the online home for case studies, articles ... news releases, slideshows and events. ... resources at their fingertips, viewers can also watch short ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... LAWRENCE, Mass. , Oct. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... developer of single-use, self-contained, illuminating medical devices, today ... National Health Surveillance Agency (or Agência Nacional ... ®. The first single-use, cordless surgical retractor with ... ONETRAC provides optimal access, illumination and exposure of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: