Pub. date: October 2007
You've Gotta Fight Back! Winning with Serious Illness, Injury, or Disability|
The seriously ill, their friends and family will gain
priceless advice on coping, dealing with depression,
how to partner with the medical profession, the
tremendous value of self-help groups and the vital
importance of attitude.
Those with disabilities will learn how others have
successfully played the hand they were dealt and managed
to live successful, fulfilling lives. The disabled and
those with serious illnesses can learn from each other.
There are no silver bullets buried in these pages, just
the sound, useable experience of others.
Caregivers, be they family, friends, or health professionals will gain
great insight from the in-depth stories of survivors, the bereaved, and those
who died with grace and even style.
The heart of this book consists of thirteen, riveting, in-depth stories of
people who fought back with courage, humor, and a positive attitude. In
doing so, they have provided valuable guidance for you, the readers of this
About the Author
Dirk Chase Eldredge is passionate about writing and the research that necessarily precedes it. The book features thirteen in-depth studies of medical situations that had life-changing affects on those involved; patients, their families, friends and caregivers.
Eldredge combines writing and speaking with entrepreneurship. He is the author of three published books. Versatile, his over 50 years in business have included computer marketing, retail ownership, startup and sale of a successful wholesale travel business and a ten-year bank directorship.
His two prior books concerned controversial public policy issues; one on the illicit drug problem, the other on immigration. Both were published by Bridge Works Publishing of New York. His book on drugs garnered praise from William F. Buckley, Jr., and Nobel Prize winning economist, the late Milton Friedman. Together, they received enthusiastic reviews by the Los Angeles Times, The Economist Magazine, The Denver Post, Kirkus Reviews and others. In addition to scores of speaking engagements to community organizations, Eldredge has appeared on The O'Reilly Factor and Court TV