Taming Josh's Dragon

A mother's tale of a life too brief.

by Debbie Sumner

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/22/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 178
ISBN : 9781982240202
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 178
ISBN : 9781982240196

About the Book

This book is written for: • Parents of a child with a life-threatening illness • Parents of a child who requires or has had a transplant • Parents who have lost a child • All the courageous people on the entire spectrum of organ and tissue donation and transplant • Organ and tissue donors and their families • Patients being considered for transplant • Those on the transplant waiting list • Organ and tissue transplant recipients • Families who lost a loved one following transplant • Families who lost a loved one on the waiting list before a donor became available • And last, but certainly not least, my beloved Josh, angel in my heart and in spirit, without whom my life would have been forever incomplete. Thank you for lessons learned and your teachings of pure love.

About the Author

Debbie Sumner, first-time author, retired from Warren General Hospital in Warren Pennsylvania after a 43-year career in Imaging Services, 33 of those as a manager. She lives in Warren with her husband Ken and their beloved adopted Black Labs, Bailey and Dakota. Josh was an only child. Ken has two adult sons. In October of 1999, a year and a half after Josh’s death, Debbie established a local transplant support group, “Close to the Heart”. This group was founded to honor Josh’s memory and to help local people and their families with much-needed emotional support before and after transplant. After 20 wonderfully rewarding years, Close to the Heart Transplant Support Group was dissolved to allow others who may be interested take up the reins, supporting local people who are on the organ and tissue transplant and donation track. Debra S. Sumner 4 Hyatt Drive Warren, PA 16365 Home: (814) 726-1499 Email: tamingjoshsdragon@gmail.com