Betsy McMillan's new book “Angels on the Wall (witnessing it all)" is an autobiographical account of her experiences as an ICU Secretary in the mid-1980's

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Betsy McMillan's new book “Angels on the Wall (witnessing it all)" details how when McMillan was young and desperate, she took an entry level job in the intensive care unit at a local district hospital in rural California.

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Betsy McMillan, a former ICU Secretary and cardiac monitor Tech, has completed her new book “Angels on the Wall (witnessing it all)": an inspiring book that explores a time in the history of healthcare that when every effort was made to save a patient’s life, regardless of long-term prognosis.

McMillan writes, "I strengthened myself with the acknowledgment that the tragedy was happening to them. I only had to watch, and I could therefore let them draw strength from me as I accepted God’s call. I would lean on my Christian faith during a time that I, myself, felt unworthy and a step away from God. I was able to pray to my beloved God for those suffering around me. I became very skilled at providing comfort to those in need, as God gave me my gifts. I can’t say that I didn’t try hard to forget these stories, but I learned that the more you try to forget, the more you remember. I feel now that the beauty in the moment is worth beholding. This is a collection of short stories of the families and patients in the hospital ICU that I could never forget."

Published by Page Publishing, Betsy McMillan's riveting work delves into how she experienced tragedy and death with no rulebook to guide her. She watched, she learned, and she applied herself to the true needs of those around her.

She worked four years in the intensive care unit at a local district hospital while attending college and raising her young daughter. Her intention was to pursue a career in law; however, with her now compelling interest and unique relationship with the medical world, McMillan continued to work another twenty years in a surgical practice. Unfortunately, she became disabled by a rare and mysterious autoimmune disorder. By late 2007, she was no longer able to work due to the progression of her now diagnosed Dercum’s disease. After years of a bedridden life preparing for her own death, she reflected on all she had observed in life. These ICU stories are what she witnessed and their memories helped in part to begin a miraculous process of healing.

Readers who wish to experience this inspirational work can purchase “Angels on the Wall (witnessing it all)" at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

About Page Publishing:

Page Publishing is a traditional, full-service publishing house that handles all the intricacies involved in publishing its authors’ books, including distribution in the world’s largest retail outlets and royalty generation. Page Publishing knows that authors need to be free to create, not mired in logistics like eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, insurance, shipping, taxes, and so on. Page’s accomplished writers and publishing professionals allow authors to leave behind these complex and time-consuming issues and focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at http://www.pagepublishing.com.

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