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DIAGNOSED

27 Inspirational Stories of Life After Medical Diagnosis

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Authors Mark and Mary Kay Liston share their faith-filled journey in addition to stories of 26 others to help readers cope with life-altering diagnosis in Diagnosed.
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Authors Mark and Mary Kay Liston share their faith-filled journey in addition to stories of 26 others to help readers cope with life-altering diagnosis in Diagnosed: Inspirational Stories After an Alarming Medical Diagnosis

 

Based on their own experience, Mark and Mary Kay Liston want readers to know that a difficult medical diagnosis can build a stronger faith. What appeared to be a simple nasty cough, turned into Mark’s diagnosis of lung cancer. The news had been quite shocking as until the diagnosis, Mark, a lifelong non-smoker, appeared to be healthy.

 

While Mark was navigating the seventy-six days that followed his diagnosis, he journaled and took notes about his daily medical interactions, doctor and hospital appointments, and medications. The result of his writing; the creation of this insightful book that also includes twenty-six other powerful stories of post diagnoses and recoveries. This book can help the patient in addition to helping family members and caregivers of the ill. The aim is to help provide relatable stories to navigate through the illness and oftentimes, create a stronger faith while doing so.

 

After Mark and Mary Kay Liston met nearly 20 years ago, their faiths got stronger as they got more involved in their church homes, even during several moves for their employments. Mark was a regular contributor to a glass trade newsletter and authored a personal weekly motivational blog for years. Mary Kay spent her first career in television, and 10 years in franchising. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and a Master of Business Administration. Mary Kay has served as Mark's editor for his writing projects. They are now retired franchise executives, both having served as presidents of successful franchise brands under the “Neighborly” banner. The Listons are snowbirds, living close to all three of their children and 12 grandchildren, plus one great grandchild. They love to travel and create family trips to maximize time with their family.

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Authors Mark and Mary Kay Liston share their faith-filled journey in addition to stories of 26 others to help readers cope with life-altering diagnosis in Diagnosed.

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This is a book about faith, courage, belief, sadness, optimism, and more, all in one. The saying "you never know what challenges or journey another person is going through" rings true with every story in this collection. Buy a copy for yourself; send one to someone going through tough times; encourage others to read this book and be thankful for their health. After finishing this book I found myself more optimistic about life, encouraged, and thankful to just be alive. A must read for anyone going through life's difficulties...

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Strategies for Living with Dr. David McMillen on KEEL am 710 and 101.7 FM in Shreveport LA

Downtown with Rich Kimball on WZON am in Bangor ME

Stories of Inspirational People

Mary Kay and I love listening to the Dave Ramsey show.  One of his sig lines is:  Live like no one else so later you can live (and give) like no one else.  I’ll modify this for today’s lesson and say, “You can achieve anything you want if you do what no one else will do!”

In this series we are going to feature some people who do what others won’t do to help achieve what others never will.

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