Behind the Book

I Stand With Courage is a personal account of a journey experienced by a husband and wife, both with critical health issues. My husband and I traveled this journey apart and yet together.

Sometimes we need to look back to see how far we have come. Writing the book allowed me to experience a broader perspective on what took place. Reliving experiences reinforced the hard work it took to recover. I always knew I was tenacious. By writing the book I realized how focused and determined I really was. Whether you journal or write a book, the mere act of penning thoughts and actions enhances the discovery into your true self.

I resist saying, “If I can do it you can too.” That is simply not true. Each of us has our own strengths and weaknesses. What is important is that we use whatever gifts God has given us to overcome challenges. It is my desire that this book will give hope to those who feel they are buried in circumstances beyond their control and they have no way out. Through acceptance, determination, courage and faith there is hope. In her book, Courage Doesn’t Always Roar, Maryanne Radmacher tells us that “Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’”(

  • The Book

    Was it a miracle, God-given determination, or both, that lifted Kathi from the paralysis that blindsided her, confining her to a wheelchair?

    No one wants to face such a life-changing health crisis, but Kathi takes us on her journey of creating a new life with a disability. With a husband also hospitalized, she is alone in her battle. A rehab center becomes her home while she searches for strength of body—and mind.

    See how acceptance, determination, and courage can overcome the challenges of everyday life. Reading about her progress, you realize she is just like you—an ordinary person who accepts and achieves the challenge to accomplish extraordinary feats, inspiring us by her power of faith and determination.

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