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Six weeks after my father passed away I discovered a lump in my breast. I was terrified as I embarked on the road of cancer treatment, but it's amazing what you can get used to. At the time I shared little with others beyond my close family, but today I'm ready to share my story to help other women have strength to go through treatment. You are much stronger than you think you are.  

All money raised by the author from the sale of this audiobook will go towards yarn and materials for creating Knitted Knockers, special handmade breast prosthesis for women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures to the breast.  

©2015 Debbie Manber Kupfer (P)2018 Debbie Manber Kupfer

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"You are much stronger than you think you are."

Story: A heartfelt and encouraging short biography, telling how the author discovered two lumps in her breast, and was diagnosed with breast cancer. Open and honest, she talks of her fears and her treatment. The tough battle with chemo therapy and the side effects like the loss of hair and the constant sickness. But the accout is also uplifting and encouraging, because the author discovers how you can get used to a lot of things and also, we are much stronger, than we think. At the end, there's the important urge for every woman, to regularly check her own breasts, as not every lump is visible on mammography images. Narration: Fiona Thraille is one of my favourite narrators and again delivers a perfect job. Her voice is very pleasant and makes always for an easy listen. Overall: This is a short biography and I was doubtful, I would really gain much from listening to it. But the truth is, in the end I found it much better, than endless drawn out pages. The book focuses on the main and important points and hits home much more clearly and therefore will stay with me for quite a while. Also, the author's account is painfully honest and a lot of cancer patients will fully understand how she felt at the time. Highly recommended.

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  • Sarswnsne1
  • 30-06-20

Beautiful story

I love this author & admire her strength & journey. Breast Cancer is horrible & it's very important to have positive people around you so can fight for what you want!!! I received this book for free from the author for a honest review.

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  • Scphomes
  • 17-06-20

Thank you

I have come to really enjoy books written by Debbie Manber Kupfer. This book hits really close to home for me. Last year I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I did not need to go through chemo or radiation, but had a double mastectomy. Listening to Debbie’s experiences and thoughts through the process of diagnosis, surgery, etc made me realize once again how lucky we are to have so much knowledge in how to great breast cancer and how lucky I am to have so much family support. Thank you for putting a hard experience into words that can be shared in such a poignant way.

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  • Becky
  • 06-06-20

Self exam is a life saver.

The Big C. My worst fear. I've had a couple scares, but dodged the diagnosis. My fear is actually the nausea. I HATE that feeling! Debbie hasn't helped me in this respect. She states it is BAD! But, way to go Debbie. You've made it and are telling us how it is. Thanks. Self exam is a life saver! I listened to Audible version. And it was well told. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book from Story Origin.

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  • Shaylah
  • 06-05-20

liked it

love it, awesome narrative easy tone to keep your attention and follow story line, thanks.love it,

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  • Alexa addict
  • 19-02-20

" God with Skin On"

Thank you Debbie......This line below, from another read, came to mind...... The little boy said, "I know God loves me, but right now, I need somebody who has skin on." ... You were that person with skin on, walking among us and showing us the way thru a difficult and scary situation..God always seems to show up when we need Him. Praying for you continued wellness.

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  • Benny Fife
  • 18-12-19

Superb short look into life diagnosed w cancer

I came across Debbie Manber Kupfer & narrator Fionna Thraille through StoryOrigin. This is 1- A very short listen 2- A very Personal experience 3- Well Written & Well narrated. 4- Worth plugging in between any of your longer listens. Thank you Debbie for being willing to share your cancer experience with us. I had a brother die of Cancer more than 20 years ago. Any way I can still connect with him is meaningful to me. In listening to the book, I initially thought "Wait a second, the author is from St. Louis." But then I looked her up & saw she's a British Ex-pat living in St. Louis, So Fionna Thraille was a perfect choice for the narration. I would read & listen to more work by either of them. I received a free copy of this audiobook & the views I've expressed in this review are my own.

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  • Leah Brock
  • 10-12-19

A Survivor's Story

This memoir is Debbie Manber Kupfer's account of her fight against breast cancer. We join her through treatment and surgery on her way to survivor. I found it to be well-written and inspirational. Fiona Thraille's narration adds dimension to the matter-of-fact telling of the story. Kupfer uses her story to illustrate the importance for breast cancer awareness and early detection. Recommended. I requested a review copy of the memoir, This is my unbiased review.

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  • Hanny
  • 04-12-19

a story of a brave survivor

reading this story only a few days before my second reconstruction surgery, this book brought out a lot of memories of my own battle. beautifully written and full of sincerity, I could only wish for more insight. I received a free review copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review.