Alana Somerville is a vibrant, stubborn thirty-five year old woman who, when diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2010 decided that she didn’t have time for it and had no other option but to fight for her life. While many people in her situation are feeling defeated, Alana fought back and became her biggest advocate, a role that definitely played a huge part in her survival. Alana is an elementary school teacher whose love of writing has lead her into this career. She graduated high school with a desire to study English at the University level, but did not know at this time where her English degree would take her. She was accepted at the University of Guelph for her first year, but then transferred to Brock University in St. Catharines to continue her English degree. It was at this time that she decided to become an elementary school teacher, and she then completed her Masters of Education at Niagara University in Niagara Falls New York in 2000. She has been employed by the Niagara Catholic District School Board since 2001. It was through her passion for writing, teaching and surviving that this book was born. After a year of hell that included a cancer diagnosis, multiple surgeries and chemotherapy, it was through her will to live and not let herself be beat that she became her own advocate and took charge of her own health care. She was inspired to write this book to help other women realize how much power they have over their own survival, but she was also wanted to write this book so that her children one day could know the battle that she fought for them.
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Chemosabe: Cancer Warrior
By Alana Somerville
Published: November 24, 2012.
Whether you have cancer, know someone who does, or simply want to be inspired by the strength and life lessons of Alana Somerville, this book is for you. This is quite simply a "how to guide" about surviving cancer that is honest and uplifting. It’s written as a series of life lessons, evocatively relayed and poignantly told. Everyone diagnosed with cancer needs to read this book.
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