Casey and Coby Gent’s new book “Make It Count” is a heart-stirring biography of a man’s purpose-driven journey in life amid being diagnosed with a genetic disease.

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Recent release “Make It Count” from Page Publishing author Casey and Coby Gent is an evoking true story of a man’s moments of resilience and faith despite the woes of having a genetic illness.

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Casey, a dedicated sister, and the late Coby Gent, a writer diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when he was seventeen months old and had a double-lung transplant at age thirteen, have completed their new book “Make It Count”: a soul-tugging narrative that tells of Coby Gent’s awe-inspiring strength, faith, and love in life despite the challenge of cystic fibrosis.

“I was born with a genetic disease called cystic fibrosis (CF). After the age ten, the disease started to take over my body. I was put in a wheelchair and on liquid oxygen. My lungs finally gave out. My family and I moved to the University of North Carolina so I could have a double-lung transplant. In August 1992 I got new lungs.

I am not going to lie, there were many times when I thought I would die fighting for my last breath on a vent in a hospital. For years I put on a show for people. My smile would cover the physical pain my frail body was going through. I did not want pity, so I faked it. I feel that, since I have a shorter life span than most, I have to live every day like it is my last. I am not mad at CF because I believe God gave it to me to see what I would do with it. I just want to touch and inspire people so when I am gone, they will talk about me for a long time. I have done more at twenty-nine sick than most fifty-year-olds do healthy.”

—Coby James Gent (July 25, 1979–December 23, 2008)

Published by Page Publishing, Casey and Coby Gent’s emotionally driven tale testifies to an unwavering faith in life regardless of illness and sheds light on cystic fibrosis for the patient’s and caregiver’s understanding.

Readers who wish to experience this immemorial work can purchase “Make It Count” 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.

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