09 September, 2009
Walks on the Beach with Angie Review and Giveaway
Walks on the Beach with Angie: A Father’s Story of Love describes the author’s relationship with his beloved daughter, Angela, who had cystic fibrosis. Don Warner and his wife, Linda, did everything they could to give their only child immeasurable love and the fullest life possible, all the while carrying out an aggressive treatment regimen to fight her fatal disease. Until she was 19, this honor student and cheerleader with a radiant personality kept the secret of her illness from her friends and the boys she dated. Carrying out multiple daily therapies and treatments with a quiet grace, Angie never asked for or expected special attention or sympathy.
During the final 86 days of her life, as Angie lay in an intensive care unit on a ventilator, the Warners were surrounded by loved ones, and a supportive extended family of kindred spirits they met in the hospital “Family Room.” The devastating grief and loss that Warner and his wife experience prompts him to search for meaning in his daughter’s death and ignites a powerful desire to create a lasting legacy in her honor. Walks on the Beach with Angie is part of this legacy.
To be honest, reading this book was hard for me. Not because it wasn’t good, but because it made me sad. I have a lot of compassion for handicapped people and reading a book entirely devoted to a little girl with Cystic Fibrosis broke my heart! Walks on the Beach with Angie is an incredible story of one family’s fight with Cystic Fibrosis, starting at her birth and ending with her death. I knew all along it would end that way but I bawled! It’s such an amazing story and Angie was such an amazing girl. I’m so glad I read it, but it was hard to get through. I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone, but especially those dealing with a family member’s handicap or sickness or death.
You can purchase this amazing story and read more about the Angela Warner Foundation by clicking here.
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