A Life Fighting Cancer Through a Child's Eyes

A Childhood Cancer Survivor Poetic Novel

Author: Christine Mulvihill
© 2016 Christine Mulvihill
This is a work of nonfiction, arranged by M. Mulvihill
First published in 2016 as "Because I never gave up on me" by Cinder Systems Corp. at Ottawa, Canada.

Book Review:

"A Life Fighting Cancer Through a Child's Eyes" is a poignant and deeply moving account of one individual's remarkable journey as a childhood cancer survivor. Written by Christine, this book invites readers into the author's world, allowing them to witness the profound challenges and triumphs that have shaped her life.

The book vividly captures the essence of Christine's childhood, before her diagnosis, when she was a carefree and spirited young girl. Her storytelling paints a nostalgic picture of innocence, independence, and the simple joys of life. However, her world is abruptly turned upside down with a diagnosis of leukemia at a tender age, marking the beginning of her extraordinary journey.

The story of how Christine's father discovered her poetic work after her passing adds an additional layer of heartache and inspiration to the narrative. It's clear that her words hold the power to both bring awareness to the struggles of childhood cancer survivors and inspire others to support the fight against cancer.

Throughout the pages, Christine offers readers an intimate glimpse into the emotional and physical turmoil she faced during her treatment. Her writing delves deep into the emotional rollercoaster of fear, pain, isolation, and the longing for normalcy. The rawness of her emotions is palpable, leaving a lasting impact on readers and allowing them to empathize with her struggles.

One of the most compelling aspects of this book is the friendship Christine forged with Sarah, another young cancer patient. Their connection becomes a source of strength, understanding, and support in the midst of their shared trials. The loss of Sarah casts a shadow over Christine's narrative, but it also serves as a testament to the enduring impact of true friendship.

" A Life Fighting Cancer Through a Child's Eyes" is not just a tale of hardship; it's a story of resilience, hope, and the indomitable human spirit. Through her poetry, Christine captures the complexity of her emotions—anger, despair, determination, and eventually a fierce resolve to overcome. Her words, at times dark and heart-wrenching, also radiate with a sense of empowerment, inspiring readers to find their own strength in the face of adversity.

Christine's journey reflects the universal struggles of those who have faced life-altering challenges. Her ability to transform her pain into powerful words is a testament to her courage and resilience. This book is a testament to the strength of the human spirit and a tribute to the unwavering resolve to embrace life, even in the midst of its harshest trials.

" A Life Fighting Cancer Through a Child's Eyes " is a touching, emotional, and inspiring read that reminds us of the power of storytelling to connect us all in our shared human experiences. Christine's courage to share her story will undoubtedly leave a lasting impact on readers, fostering empathy and understanding for those who have faced similar struggles.

In a world where challenges often seem insurmountable, this book offers a message of hope and an invitation to walk alongside Christine on her extraordinary journey of survival, strength, and ultimately, triumph.


In a world that can sometimes be both beautiful and cruel, the stories of those who navigate the depths of adversity with unwavering courage and resilience shine as beacons of hope and inspiration. "A Life Fighting Cancer Through a Child's Eyes" is a compelling memoir that takes you on a profoundly personal journey through the life of Christine, a childhood cancer survivor.

In the following pages, you will bear witness to the extraordinary strength of the human spirit as Christine shares her experiences, emotions, and the intricate tapestry of her life. With a candid and introspective voice, she invites you to step into her shoes and feel the weight of her challenges, the warmth of her triumphs, and the depth of her emotions.

This memoir is more than just a chronological account of events; it is a deeply introspective exploration of the impact that life-altering circumstances can have on one's soul. Through vivid storytelling and powerful poetic expressions, Christine paints a vivid picture of her carefree childhood, the sudden intrusion of illness, the trials of treatment, and the journey towards healing and self-discovery.

As you turn the pages, you will come to know Christine's strength, the depth of her friendships, and the intricate web of emotions that define her unique perspective. "A Life Fighting Cancer Through a Child's Eyes" is a testament to the human capacity for survival, growth, and transformation, even in the face of the most formidable challenges.

Whether you've personally experienced adversity or not, Christine's story will touch your heart, broaden your understanding, and remind you of the shared humanity that binds us all. Her journey is a reminder that our stories are both personal and universal, and that the power of vulnerability lies in its ability to connect us.

Prepare to embark on a journey of heartache and triumph, fear and hope, despair and courage. Through the lens of Christine's experiences, you'll find a narrative that speaks to the universal human experience—of pain and healing, loss and love, and the unbreakable will to persevere against all odds.

"A Life Fighting Cancer Through a Child's Eyes" is a testament to the transformative power of storytelling. As you delve into Christine's memoir, may her words inspire you to recognize your own strength, to empathize with the struggles of others, and to find solace in the collective human journey that we all share.

   Table of Contents

Chapter 1: A Childhood Cut Short

Chapter 2: Another Bad Angry Day

Chapter 3: The Short Sad Life of an Angel

Chapter 4: Nightmares in Oncology

Chapter 5: Depression and Despair

Chapter 6: Radiation

Chapter 7: A Child’s Bittersweet Victory

Chapter 8: Home Sweet Home

Chapter 9: High School

Chapter 10: Dreams are Crushed

Chapter 11: Because I Have Faith

Chapter 12: So Now I Lay Me Down to Cry