|About the Book|
When Kate was born to Michael and Leslie, doctors discovered that she had Cystic Fibrosis, a common but deadly recessive disease that affects the entire body, causing progressive disability that manifests in a spectrum of symptoms. The couple was told that their newborn daughter would not survive past two years old. Kate does, but her ailment causes much damage, well beyond her young body. Between Kates failing health- the autism of her sister, Elizabeth- and Michaels job keeping him constantly away from home the family is stressed beyond belief. Then they learn that Kate must undergo two surgeries. Since she is already in a precarious state, Michael and Leslie fear that Kate might not pull through after the surgeries. To their horror, they learn that, indeed, she does not come to after the procedures. Unbeknown to them, Kate has embarked on a spiritual journey.