“30 Hours of Hope”

It’s easy to think miracles don’t happen today. I know that they do. I was part of one – a beautiful, inspiring and profoundly life changing miracle. After spending time to wrap my head around it, I recorded the story. “30 Hours of Hope” is about that miracle. http://bookstore.booktango.com/Products/SKU-000598600/30-Hours-of-Hope.aspx

It deals with death through a powerful, candid, raw and inspirational look inside the end of life conversations of two relative strangers, Michelle and Hope. Michelle, a 36-year-old mother of two in Ohio connects through an unexpected email request to Hope, a 29-year-old mother of two in Utah. Michelle receives a mysterious email from Hope’s mother stating her daughter has end-stage ovarian cancer and has a letter she wants Michelle to receive before she passes.

Bewildered and afraid, Michelle responds and receives the letter that begins … “Dear Michelle, The raindrops are falling down my window like molten jewels. The car lights flicker and sparkle as the tires write melodies splashing water against the curb. And you are lying so heavy on my heart. It’s night. That’s the worst time. I can’t keep my mind from circling around dark thoughts. My anger, humiliation and despair fight to come again into my mind to take control and force me through sorrows I have gained power over. My mind continually snaps back to the fears and doubts the hope that I will live. My pain medicine wears off at about six in the morning. I lie awake watching the early grey of dawn creep across the smooth, white, hospital walls, touching first the ceiling then creeping down like a fugitive not wanting to be seen. My body aches. My mind is full of empty questions no one can answer. My name is Hope I am 29. I am a daughter, a wife, the mother of two beautiful children and I am going to die of cancer very soon.” In less than 30 hours, these two mothers whose paths had never and would never cross in person connect, giving one what she needs to live and the other what she needs to die. It’s a beautiful, inspirational miracle of a love story that challenges readers to fully engage in life because it is finite.

It’s a beautiful, true story. I hope you’ll consider reading it.

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