Until I Say Good-bye

Until I Say Good-bye

My Year of Living With Joy

Book - 2013
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In June 2011, Susan Spencer-Wendel was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. It is a disease that systematically destroys the nerves that power muscles; Susan, forty-five years old and a mother of three, already walks with braces and is losing her ability to speak. Though Susan cannot stop the rapid decline of her body, she refuses to let her life stop before its time. Since her diagnosis, Susan has made sure that every day counts. She is more present than ever in her daily life, and ready to share her strength, determination and spirit. 

Susan's story began attracting interest when she published a piece in her local paper about a trip she took to see the northern lights following her diagnosis. But one of the most important adventures Susan has planned will take her to New York City with her fourteen-year-old daughter, Marina. Susan and Marina, both big fans of TLC's Say Yes to the Dress, will visit Kleinfeld Bridal, where the two can share the experience of Marina's search for the perfect dress for the wedding Susan will never see.

Until I Say Good-Bye is a truly magical story and so much more than one woman's "bucket list." It's a celebrating of life, a look into the face of death, and an account of the effort we must make to show the people we love and care about how very much they mean to us.

Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins, c2013.
ISBN: 9781443418942
Characteristics: xi, 362 p. :,ill., ports. ;,22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Witter, Bret


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Jul 13, 2019

This book is incredibly inspiring. The grace and courage this woman shows to her family and friends is so heartwarming. She makes a choice in every situation - no matter how sad - to live with joy and control her mind.....it is very moving.

shanicat May 17, 2013

This beautiful book, by quite an amazing woman, is joyful and inspiring-not morbid or downbeat. It is very much worth reading.

d2013 Apr 22, 2013

This story is heart-warming yet heart breaking. After being told she has ALS Susan decides to live her final days with courage through special moments shared with loved ones. A page-turner.

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