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Persevere: A Life With Cancer


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Persevere: A Life with Cancer is a book for people living with cancer and those who love and care about them.  

The book is a selection of writings by Lisa Bonchek Adams, who died from metastatic breast cancer in 2015. Written in Lisa’s unique writing style—part poetry, journal and memoir, the book is a guide for patients, families, friends and caregivers.  It is a moving and inspiring portrait of what it means to live with a terminal illness. 

Lisa fearlessly addresses difficult topics such as what to say to friends and family; how to make good decisions and handle bad news; and, most importantly, how to keep going when things start to seem hopeless. As Lisa said, “If you want to know what the future might be like, ask someone who has been there.”

Lisa was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006 at the age of 37. She began writing about her life as a legacy to leave for her family. She wrote on her personal blog and through social media. Soon her readers, and Lisa herself, discovered she had a remarkable gift for expressing what others could not find the words to say.  She helped those with cancer feel understood, and those without cancer to understand.

When Lisa died in 2015, her readers asked for a book that would bring together her most popular writings in one place. Her mother and brother curated and organized her writings into this book. In accordance with Lisa’s wishes, all proceeds from the book go towards researching a cure for metastatic breast cancer.

To learn more and donate to the research fund created in Lisa's memory, visit www.LisasBook.com


In the words of Lisa's readers and followers:

“Sometimes a person touches your life, teaches you things you realize you never knew, and cracks your heart open to living and loving in a way you never were before.  Thank you, Lisa, for being that person.” —Teri

“Your postings are so powerful and have come to mean so much to me. You give me insight and a sense that I am not alone.” —Jennifer

“Your words express what we feel but cannot put into words.”—Darlene

“You are equipping women to be braver, stronger, real and better able to face and deal with what needs to be overcome.” —Marci

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Lisa Bonchek Adams
Curated By:
Drs. Rita and Mark Bonchek
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