Jerry E. Hendon writes of son’s lifelong battle with cystic fibrosis

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Author announces release of new book, ‘It’s Been a Good Life, Dad’

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It’s Been a Good Life, Dad: My Son’s Struggle with Cystic Fibrosis” (published by iUniverse) portrays the life of Kevin Hendon who lived his 18-year life with cystic fibrosis. His father, Jerry E. Hendon, shares Kevin’s struggle with the disease, Kevin’s poetry and the recollections of those people whose lives Kevin touched.

The day before his son passed away, Hendon says he promised Kevin he would share his journey with others, hoping to inspire others to appreciate the life they have. Hendon presents the disease’s harsh truths, touching upon the limits of medicine’s ability to respond to the disease’s challenges. With equal clarity, Hendon reveals the energy and determination his son showed in the face of his diagnosis.

Kevin’s poem “The House” from “It’s Been a Good Life, Dad”:
For long years I have lived in it.
It was not discovered till later, though—
The defects, / The vents clogged up,
The roof would leak, / The air filter ceased to work.
It constantly needed repairs, / Yet it could not be fixed.
Yes, for long years I have lived in it.
O God, how I want to leave it. / The house— / My body.

“It’s Been a Good Life, Dad”
By Jerry E. Hendon
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 406 pages | ISBN 9781491778395
E-Book | 406 pages | ISBN 9781491778388
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Jerry E. Hendon worked as an environmental, health and safety engineer in the petrochemical industry for 40 years. His son, Kevin, lived an inspiring life before dying of cystic fibrosis at 18. Now retired, Hendon and Jaye, his wife, live in The Woodlands.

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