From Survivor To Warrior: A Journey of Finding Hope and Strength While Living With Cancer
- About the Author
The fight with cancer is one battle that some of us have to face in our lifetime. But unfortunately, many do not come out victorious as this fight isn’t just about beating the disease alone. The side effects from cancer treatments can often leave one feeling defeated at the end of the day.
The author is a cancer survivor who has learnt valuable lessons from her life journey. After losing her dad whom she adored and her marriage coming to an end after 15 years, she thought the worst was over, but she was wrong. This book is a compilation of her experiences, trials, challenges and eventual victories in overcoming some of the gloomiest days of her life.
From Survivor to Warrior is a book of hope, of positivity and of proof that being diagnosed with cancer is not the end of one’s life. She shares her roller coaster ride, from her diagnosis to feeling suicidal, to thriving while living with cancer. This is a story of a woman fighting to retain her sanity at a time when almost nothing made sense. It is a story of a person who finds her purpose in the most uncanny manner and shares her valuable insights on nutrition, essential oils, exercises and more. She also includes a personal message to family caregivers on what they can do to help their loved ones who are living with cancer.
This is the author’s life through the lens of a survivor. It is not only for those living with cancer but also for anyone going through struggles and needing to know he or she is not alone. It is not just being a survivor. It is taking it a step further – to be a warrior. It means having the courage to face difficult times, to keep on fighting and to not giving up.
“Joanne’s recovery has been exceptionally inspirational; it is definitely a privilege for me to assist and be part of her journey. This is a book that tells a story of helplessness turned to hope, and one filled with tears and laughter. From Survivor to Warrior is a good read for everyone, especially the brave souls fighting their own battles against cancer. We should be grateful to Joanne for opening up and sharing her experience with all of us.”
– Dr Huang Yilun Orthopaedic surgeon MBBS (S’pore), MRCS (Glas), MMED (Ortho), FRCSEd (Orth)
“This is an insightful and uplifting account of a cancer journey and how to get through its various challenges. I recommend this book to anyone who is trying to cope with a cancer diagnosis.”
– Dr Ryan Tan Oncologist MBBS, MRCP (S’pore), MMed (Int. Med), FAMS, Mtec (EBAC)
Joanne Chia is a trained holistic health coach. She has a Certificate in Diet and Nutrition for Complementary Therapists awarded by the International College of Holistic Health (ICHH). She is also a clinical aromatherapist certified by the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA).
She is the founder of Withlove-ai. Her mission is to empower her clients in achieving their health goals by providing holistic wellness services and individualised meals, and assisting them in discovering and understanding how various foods affect their bodies. She also uses therapeutic-grade essential oils to help her clients improve their overall well-being.
Joanne has facilitated health retreats where she supported participants to embark on the path of holistic recovery through restoring deep rest and reconnecting with their inner selves.
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 164
Year Published: 2023
Size: 220mm x 140mm