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“The author’s courage in the face of adversity, and her willingness to share her story, is a triumph for anyone dealing with a terminal illness. This book chronicles the remarkable journey of a loving daughter as she cares for her mother, who fought and ultimately lost a battle with cancer. It highlights the heart-wrenching struggle that family members face when such a tragedy strikes.”

Pedram Argani, MD
Assistant Professor of Pathology
A-ttending Pathologist
Associate Director of Immunopathology
Baltimore, MD

“You will not want to put this book down once you start. The true story will grab you and not let you go. Being a caretaker for my late husband with Alzheimer’s and a survivor of breast cancer I found this wonderful book full of love, warmth, truth, insight, inspiration and ideas for all those who are giving care to loved ones. I wish I had use of this book for reference when I needed it caring for my husband.”

Abbie Johnson – Folsom CA

“They say that people come into our lives for a reason, a season or a lifetime. For those who knew Charlene Von Hoffmann, her “Season” was too short. Through her daughter, the intimate experience of sharing her Journey Home will influence all who read it for a lifetime. The author has reached into her inner most being in order to share experiences to benefit all who may find themselves so unexpectedly supporting a loved one with a terminal diagnosis. The book will encourage each of us to be the best we can be for those whom we support. For those of you who may think this is another “how to” book, I believe once read you will find it is a book about Love.”

Dee Lew – Roseville, CA

“This is a survival guide-from the heart…teaching you how to advocate for a terminally-ill loved one, how to contend with the medical establishment and how to traverse family crisis, all while enduring profound personal pain and loss. I know I would want Shirleen and her hard fought experience in my corner.”

Ginny Hopkins – Chicago, IL

“Death is such a heavy subject. To create a book so people can read it, perhaps through many emotions and tears, to the very end, is a task that Shirleen has lived up to. When someone has come face to face with the death of a loved one, tears come so easily. While reading this book, I was given the gift of many tears, like beautiful little love messengers, releasing the healing power within me. This book is written from the heart, what other credentials do you need?”

Linda Chambers – Concord, CA

“I am an avid reader and this book presented death in a way I’ve never experienced before. Aside from all of the helpful information, the chapters are filled with love, warmth and compassion. Since death touches all of us at one time or another, I would recommend it to anyone.”

Becky O’Rourke – Denver CO

“Using a straightforward approach, Ms. Von Hoffmann sets out to show the many aspects of helping a loved one fight for their life. Her intimate account of her mother’s illness, and the resources included in the book make it a great source of reference for cancer patients, caretakers and family members.”

Janet Goff – Lodi, CA

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