Monday, January 26, 2009

Notes Left Behind by Brooke and Keith Desserich

Notes Left Behind...135 days with Elena

authors: Brooke and Keith Desserich

ISBN: 978-0-9817264-5-8

Publisher: Pen and Publish

I blogged about the website the cure starts now
last week. It is a site devoted to kids with glioma brain tumors and raises funds for research for this type of cancer.

The book notes left behind is a journal written by the parents of Elena Desserich. It is a heartfelt journey through diagnosis and treatment, but it is also the journey of living for these parents and their girls.

This book shares what it is like for parents when fighting to keep your child with you and a disease slowly ebbs that same life away. It is happy, sad, and truthful. I recommend this book for parents going through this same fight, but also for readers who have never experienced a loss so deep. It gives great insight into this kind of loss.

The book may be purchased through the website,, or your local book store. Part of the purchase price goes to help fund research for this type of childhood brain cancer.

Check it out. It may change you and it will help research too.

1 comment:

Theresa said...


Another thoughtful resource for parents struggling with this difficult issue.

Thanks for the wonderful work you do.