From: Joel Pitney
When Lisa Bonchek Adams was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 2006 at the age of 37,
she decided to start writing a blog about her life as a legacy to leave for her family. Her
readership grew quickly, and Lisa discovered she had a remarkable gift for expressing what
others could not find the words to say.
Lisa helped those with cancer feel understood, and those without cancer to understand.
By the time she died in 2015, Lisa’s online following numbered in the hundreds of thousands.
Her life and legacy were honored by major media outlets around the world, including The New York Times, NPR, Time, CBS News, and USA Today.
After her death, Lisa’s readers asked for a book that would bring together her most popular
writings in one place.Persevere: A Life With Cancer is the result. Curated by her mother, Dr.
Rita Bonchek, and her brother, Dr. Mark Bonchek, the book includes essays that fearlessly
address difficult topics such as what to say to friends and family; how to make good decisions
and handle bad news; and, most importantly, how to keep going when things start to seem
Equal parts poetry, journal, and memoir, it is a moving and inspiring portrait of what it
means to live with a terminal illness, and a guide for patients, families, friends, and caregivers.
All proceeds from the book go towards researching a cure for metastatic breast cancer.
To learn more about Persevere and order a copy of the book, visit www.lisasbook.com.
Barbara Jacoby is an award winning blogger that has contributed her writings to multiple online publications that have touched readers worldwide.