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A Passion for Life


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  • About the Author
  • This is a biography of Dr Felicia Wu. Felicia was a scientist with a successful career in cancer research, but what marked the most extraordinary aspect about her life was her journey as a truly brave cancer patient and an incredibly determined cancer fighter.

    Originally, this book was intended to be an autobiography written and narrated by Felicia herself. She wanted to share with other cancer sufferers her 13 long years of experience fighting cancer to prepare them for the side effects and uncertainties of the treatment, and also to encourage them to brace and face their own treatment without fear. What she did not realize then was that her time was ticking away, and her life trickling off quickly.

    Writing her own autobiography proved to be an impossible task. Felicia succumbed to the prolonged battle and departed from this world. Her husband, Dr Cheng-Wen Wu, finished the uncompleted task of writing the book in loving memory of her. The biography of Felicia, originally published in Chinese edition, has been recommended as a reading model for students in schools and was nominated for an award in Taiwan. Felicia’s story had also inspired the production of a documentary film entitled, “A Passion for Life”, funded and sponsored by The American Cancer Society. This biography of Felicia in English edition, painstakingly translated by Dr Cheng-Wen Wu and his collaborating translator, Ms Annie Chen, will certainly live up to its original premise as an inspiration to touch more lives and as a source of strength to all who encounter difficulty, disappointment and hurt at any point of their lives.

  • Cheng-Wen Wu is a Taiwanese biochemist. He is the former founding president of National Health Research Institutes in 1996-2005. Wu Was elected as an academician of Taiwan Academia Sinica in 1984. Currently, he works as a special lecturer at National Yang-Ming University

ISBN: 9789812838407 (Softcover), 9789812838391 (Hardcover)
Cover Type: Hardcover, Softcover
Page Count: 364
Year Published: 2009