Challenging the Dragon: The Heartwarming Story of a Man Who Lives in the Shadow of Two Valleys

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Meet Jim Haverlock, a man who lives in the shadow of 2 valleys – one a literal valley (Methow Valley, Washington state) and the other a metaphorical one, but no less real (The Valley of the Shadow of Death). For the past twelve years Jim has struggled with progressive multiple sclerosis. “Challenging the Dragon” is his story. It is a timeless one with lessons and insights that will encourage and empower readers young and old.

Meet Jim Haverlock, a man who lives in the shadow of 2 valleys – one a literal valley (Methow Valley, Washington state) and the other a metaphorical one, but no less real (The Valley of the Shadow of Death). For the past twelve years Jim has struggled with progressive multiple sclerosis. “Challenging the Dragon” is his story. It is a timeless one with lessons and insights that will encourage and empower readers young and old.

At the heart of Jim’s story is that fundamental human quality: The desire to seek out or tool together ways to survive and yes, thrive in the face of a merciless adversary. Jim’s nemesis is a dragon called multiple sclerosis; an insidious disease that grabs and tears at him on a daily basis. Jim’s battles and skirmishes are documented in “Challenging the Dragon”. It is a struggle rich in lessons and insights that apply to each of us, for surely we all wrestle with our own individual demons and dragons, as well as a host of issues related to our vulnerabilities and mortality. “Challenging the Dragon” is a manual of trench warfare replete with real life, “get down and do it” tactics and methods. Among these: Forays into novel treatments being done in Germany, leading edge umbilical cord stem cell therapy in Mexico, and some wondrous techniques for shoring up broken bodies and souls here in the United States.

“Challenging the Dragon” is available through Amazon, Borders, BookSurge, Alibris and the “Flyin-Blind” web site http://14ushop.com/flyin-blind/ .

About Dreamcatcher Consulting, Inc.

Dreamcatcher Consulting and 1shop4u, Inc. were created by Jim Haverlock on the heels of his being diagnosed with progressive multiple sclerosis. It serves mainly as a cash flow pump, which is to say a means of keeping “beans and taters” on his table. This reflects his rural roots, having grown up on plains of North Dakota where people must jury rig solutions to vexing problems -- out of sheer necessity. Jim’s mightiest challenge came in the form of M.S., which laid hold of him in mid-life. Originally diagnosed as having the always fatal condition called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease), Jim not only set out to prove this wrong (which was the case), but to slay the actual dragon (MS) that had sank its claws into him and some day regain his health. This particular road to Wellville has taken Jim on a roller coaster ride through clinical trials and experimentation including most recently umbilical cord stem cell therapy. It has also placed Jim squarely in the arms of a gentle spirituality which is predicated on love, hope, faith and giving.

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Jim Haverlock

Dreamcatcher Consulting, Inc.

509-997-0204

http://www.14ushop.com/flyin-blind/order-challenge-book.htm

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