What Now!

A Pivotal Story of Love, Family, and the Miracle of People

by Chrissie Betlach Vinje

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 29/03/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 446
ISBN : 9781504350365
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 446
ISBN : 9781504350389

About the Book

What Now! is the true story of the effects of brain cancer on a family and the people who know and love them. Chronicled on the CaringBridge* by the wife of Tom Vinje as life was unfolding, you will grasp what goes on behind the scenes when an illness of this magnitude strikes out of nowhere.

In addition to divulging what life was like before the illness, What Now! is a compilation of the journal entries as written by Chrissie Betlach Vinje and a portion of the guestbook entries written by others in response. Follow along on this family’s journey into an extremely dark period and witness the triumphs and heartbreak associated with this insidious disease. Chrissie will give you glimpses and outright dissertations of the grief, despair, and pain of losing her husband at such a young age. Along the way, behold the miracle and feel the energy of camaraderie, love, faith, and hope as people come together in support, empathy, and compassion.

*The CaringBridge is a website designed to keep friends and family members updated on events that can occur in people’s lives. Within the website are opportunities to read journal entries, sign the guest book, and peruse the pictures and videos that are uploaded onto a particular page.

About the Author

Chrissie Betlach Vinje is a widow who documented her husband’s illness and death as well as her grief on the CaringBridge. Her hope is that others will develop a better understanding of life with a serious illness and can benefit from her experiences. She lives in Minneapolis.