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My glory was I had such friends : a memoir
My glory was I had such friends : a memoir
Silverstein, Amy2018
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Nearly twenty-six years after receiving her first heart transplant, Amy Silverstein's donor heart plummeted into failure. If she wanted to live, she had to take on the grueling quest for a new heart -- immediately. A shot at survival meant uprooting her life and moving across the country to California. When her friends heard of her plans, there was only one reaction: "I'm there." Nine remarkable women -- Joy, Jill, Leja, Jody, Lauren, Robin, Valerie, Ann, and Jane -- put demanding jobs and pressing family obligations on hold to fly across the country and be by Amy's side. Creating a calendar spreadsheet, the women -- some of them strangers to one another -- passed the baton of friendship, one to the next, and headed straight and strong into the battle to help save Amy's life. Empowered by the kind of empathy that can only grow with age, these women, each knowing Amy from different stages of her life, banded together to provide her with something that medicine alone could not. Sleeping on a cot beside her bed, they rubbed her back and feet when the pain was unbearable, adorned her room with death-distracting decorations, and engaged in their "best talks ever." They saw the true measure of their friend's strength, and they each responded in kind. Candid and heartrending, this once-in-a-lifetime story of connection and empathy is a powerful reminder of the ultimate importance of "showing up" for those we love.
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Sandringham LibraryBiography617.412 SILUnavailable due to Sandringham Library Building Project until the end of 2020. (Set: 14 Jul 2019)
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