This true story chronicles the frustrations and joys of Kathy Tank as she fought to beat, and made progress against,, Lou Gehrig's Disease. Told from the perspective of her husband, River of Hope reveals how the medical establishment failed Kathy at nearly every step of the way, and how she discovered a sense of hope, made progress, and met some wonderful, caring people when she stepped outside of the established medical system. This story of Kathy's determination to beat a disease the "experts" told he was unbeatable, is both inspiring and tragic, hopeful and heartbreaking. A rare and intimate look into a mysterious disease that, unfortunately, is no longer quite so rare and may not be as mysterious as we thought. An excellent book for anyone who cares about his or her health.
Note: Frank J. Jerome was inadvertently listed as a co-author of this book. While his books are on similar topics, he is not associated with "River of Hope." Sorry for the confusion. We are trying to get the listing corrected.
David Tank (Biography)
David Tank tells the hope-filled story of his wife, Kathy's, battle to beat ALS in the book "River of Hope: My Journey with Kathy in Search of Healing from Lou Gehrig's Disease." He teaches writing at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, Wisconsin's Polytechnic University.