Abstract :It is most valuable and highly readable real life stories of courage, hope, determination and will to life where people have coped with chronic diseases like threatening crises and grave disabilities.The author has discovered common factors like attitude, courage, determination, faith,
medical-care, love for life, luck, purpose of life, good support system which enable people to deal with fear, pains, frustration, depression, helplessness and despair.This is all about attitude and it is up to you to either to live with it, live around it or live in spite of it.
The idea of leading mountain expedition of 17 women to scale 23000 ft. mountain Aconcagua in Argentina by Laura Evan who survived breast cancer and bone-marrow transplant team can provide courage to anyone faced with handicap or terminal disease.Thinking positive, having faith in God and taking each day as miracle of God helps a lot.Life has a purpose and we must strive to maintain positive attitude and live life to the fullest.It is good to recharge your batteries periodically and move on.
The authors highlight that will to live is the inner fire where in addition to support, program, good thoughts about past, friends and relatives keep you going.
The key to all this is change, habits, place, daily routine and food make new friends, be a good listener, set achievable goals. One should down play negative thoughts/ emotion and maintain focus on every good thing happening around.
Keep engaged in helping others and telling them inspiring stories of achieving success against odds
Dr Sarbjit Singh