***** Together We Will Win is one of the most moving books I have ever read.
It is not only a very emotional journey of the life of Ian while batteling cancer, but also a wonderful insight to the love between Ian and his mother Karen.This is a wake up call to us all no matter our age to know our bodies and realise that if we do not act immediatly to any change no matter how Embarrassing or small we could be putting our lives at risk.All parents need to talk to their children about body awareness no matter how embarrasing to them and their child, it could save a life.
- D. Johnson
***** I recently read this book and I couldn't put it down.
I work at the University of Kansas Hospital on the heme/onc unit as an RN and see the struggles that cancer patient's go through every day. This story will help me better take care of my patient's and better understand their pain and concerns. This is an excellent insight on a cancer patient's point of view and anyone who takes care of patients on a daily basis needs to read this book. Ian's story is an incredible testimony to the lack of education among our youth about their health. You have to read this book and carry out Ian's wish GET THE WORD OUT!
- H. Kimmel
****A real eye opener on the daily struggle of cancer treatment.
The reality is sometimes hard to digest. The honesty of the writing is not overdone, and is presented in a factual manor without being melodramatic. You have to be in awe of the indomitable human spirit. If this doesn't convince you how badly we need to find a cure, nothing ever will. Have a box of tissues ready.
*****Together We Will Win captures your heart from chapter 1 and leads you through the unforgettable journey of this dear family. The realities of this dreaded disease need to be shared with today's young men! The latest and greatest treatment options are dust in the wind unless a young man learns, and is motivated to regularly self-examine and speak up when changes are noticed.
It's up to us, adults/parents, to learn from Ian and pass this book throughout our communities, schools, churches and circles of influence.
***** Love True Stories
Pull out your hanky and get ready to cry, learn, and share the experience with others. For anyone who has had cancer, or knows someone who has or had cancer, this story will touch your heart and if you have never had it, this story will touch your heart.
Young men often neglect the hospital, doctors, and in the and that means neglecting their own health. Determined to believe we will never get sick, the day finally comes when we have to face that dreaded truth. How do we handle it? How do we move past it? How do we learn?
This book should be a must-read for the young who think themselves invincible. Life is short and so we have to live it to the fullest, and to do that we need our health. This book shows us to not compromise our health, to remember we are, after all, human.
Knowing is half the battle, once you know, you can take care of it.
Enjoy one man's journey into self-discovery and ultimately healing. -Ami Blackwelder, author of The Hunted of 2060
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***** Cancer cares not about age, especially testicular cancer
Cancer cares not about age, especially testicular cancer. "Together We Will Win: What Happens When We Don't Talk About Testicular Cancer: A Young Man's Story" tells the story of Ian McWhirt, and his journey with his mother faced with testicular cancer, a deadly danger to young men as early as twelve, often not talked about due to the reservations society has with the body part. Losing her son to the disease, Karen McWhit hopes her story will teach others to be aware of a disease that can be stopped. "Together We Will Win" is a strong pick for those concerned with what isn't talked about enough. - Midwest Book Review
***** This book was perfect! Just perfect!
...."I loved, loved, loved that this book was written in Ian's voice and from his perspective. Once I started reading, I could not stop. I read this book cover to cover in one sitting. As a previous reviewer wrote, I laughed, I cried, I was changed forever....As a nurse, I was struck by the love and commitment exemplified in this book as well as the extraordinary courage and strength it took to fight the battle. I often see patients who do not have the support of family and are forced to face cancer alone....Testicular cancer is an equal opportunity KILLER of men and boys. Well done! This book was Perfect! Just Perfect!" -lstiger39
***** A must read.
I lost my son to this terrible disease 20 months ago and Karen could have wrote it as our story it mirrors what my Son went through also gave us a lot of understanding to what we didn't understand at the time. A must read to anyone so that awareness is raised and no families should suffer. -Katheryn