Author Larry Martel Releases ‘Embracing Cancer—Embracing Life’

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New book guides readers in finding path from dread to joy after cancer diagnosis.

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Author Larry Martel realized that he developed an uncommon way of looking at cancer and living his life beyond diagnosis. He decides to write a book that shows how to come to terms with death and find the answers to the difficult questions that everyone with cancer deals with.

In “Embracing Cancer—Embracing Life” (published by Xlibris), Martel leads those with cancer, along with their family and friends through a myriad of questions that demand answers, while at the same time, providing them with the tools that they will need to make the journey from dread to joy. His writing is not a therapeutic endeavor for himself; he is writing for others who are treading the same path as his. Along the way, he shares his experiences, both good and bad, from intellectual, emotional and spiritual standpoints and how the reader can create their own joyful world while battling cancer.

An excerpt from the book:
Bobbie and James took hold of me and eased me to the sofa where I remained doubled over, unable to move, breathe, or speak. Bobbie held tightly to my knee as James stepped to the phone and dialed 911. Struggling, I managed to suck in just enough air to stay conscious. I haltingly croaked out to them the only thoughts that mattered to me at that moment, “I love you,” I said, through gritted teeth, “Tell everyone I love them.”

An inspiring and motivational read, “Embracing Cancer—Embracing Life” is about positivity, acceptance, love and gratitude.

“Embracing Cancer—Embracing Life”
By Larry Martel
Hardcover | 6x9in | 292 pages | ISBN 9781504955775
Softcover | 6x9in | 292 pages | ISBN 9781504955782
E-Book | 292 pages | ISBN 9781504955799
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Known as a loving husband, father and loyal friend by family and friends and a dedicated contractor by clients and associates, Larry Martel, now begins a new chapter. For many years his writing was confined to detailed construction proposals, lauded by his clients for their organized, descriptive style. The decision to abandon his lifelong career in construction was necessitated by three words he had heard on the morning of December 9, 2009 – “you have cancer.” The idea to become an author was sparked by his friends and family’s responses to the series of emails he wrote describing his experiences and feelings as his cancer advanced. In 2013, after considerable thought, he decided that the lessons he had learned on his journey should be shared with others.

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