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Here, in their own words, seven children who have confronted life-threatening illnesses and attended Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, tell their unique stories-of how to seize life, to magnify and glorify it, and be grateful for its gifts. Ranging in age from seven to 17, these children from different backgrounds and with different personalities, share uncommon courage, a vibrant spirit, and piercing candor and eloquence.

Living with the extraordinary horrors of cancer, sickle cell anemia, disability or AIDS and with the debilitating side-effects of their various with daily schoolwork and deal with the curiosity and ignorance of their peers. In poems written at camp and their luminous conversation about their families, the importance of friends, about their perceptions of God and their struggles with their faith, we hear a resounding and joyful tribune to life.

©1995 Larry Berger; (P)2009 Phoenix

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