Friday, March 27, 2015

Halo Found Hope : a Memoir


Machines beeping, the blur of medical staff running, a crash cart whizzing into an ICU room---was there any hope?

A young woman lay, packed in ice, as doctors attempted to somehow stop the swelling in her brain that threatened to take her life... and her family waited.

Six days turned into eight weeks. She awoke to discover that she was not the same. She saw two of everything, couldn't feel half of her face, couldn't hear from one ear, and could not speak. She couldn't even tell anyone that she felt hopeless... or could she?

Halo Found Hope is the story of a beautiful, busy wife, and mother of three whose life changes instantly with the diagnosis of a rare brain tumor. An exceptional ENT, a brilliant neurosurgeon and a dedicated medical team tackle the tumor, setting off a series of unbelievable miracles. Helo's story is not one of survival, or of salvaging a life through a broken body. It is not about endurance through pain, but victory because of it. While the family heard her silence, God heard her prayer. Helo's story is simply this: Wherever you are and whatever you are going through, God is right there. He doesn't need to be recognized by you, to be there for you. He can replace fear with courage and discouragement with determination, if you let Him. Helo did, and that is how she found hope.

My Review:

I don't read many biographies but this one caught my interest, perhaps because I am going through my own health issues at the moment. To say Helo's story is inspirational would be an understatement. She has managed to find hope where most would see only despair. She portrays a powerful testimony of an ever present God and the sheer joy and blessings that come from placing our tentative trust in him. A truly moving account of one woman's incredible journey.

My thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group and Dog Ear Publishing for providing me with a review copy of this book.

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  1. Thank you for sharing this amazing sounding book, and I will be praying for you. I am still having health issues even though dr removed tumor and all is well there. I am suffering from terrible brain fog & vertigo from being under anesthesia for over 4 hrs and it has put a hold on my life as far as driving. :(

    1. Yikes, Diana, that's awful. So glad the surgery went well though. Having health issues is a huge adjustment. Thank goodness we can console ourselves with amazing books!

    2. Thank you! Yep, that's just ONE of the reasons we love our Christian authors so much! Blessings on your day and lotsa sunshine -- soon!

  2. I don't read many bibliographies either but this does sound interesting. As my husband and I are growing older we notice more and more health issues and we need to remember that God is always with us. I would enjoy this book.