Now Available in English and Spanish
we set out to write our book, one of the biggest challenges we faced
was what to call it. We pretty much knew what we wanted to say and how
we wanted to say it. But coming up with a title was a far different matter.
choice for the title was, “Does Anybody Have Two Nipples for a Dime?
Breast Cancer...the Story of Change.” Jerry didn’t fail to
see the humor but he feared the title would make the book sound overly
chapters later we agreed on “Tears of Joy” as an acceptable
compromise. Tears because there is no cancer journey without them. Joy
because few people ever think about the other side of cancer—the
triumphs; the laughs; the friends you never knew you had and the new ones
you meet along the way, and that strange sense of accomplishment that
comes from knowing you have faced the worst and made the best of it.
that’s what this book is all about. “Facing
the worst” and “preparing for the best.”
parts of the book may make you cry. Some may make you smile—or even
laugh out loud. A few parts are guaranteed to make you mad. And some,
we hope, will make you cheer.
that’s what the cancer journey is all about. It’s all right
here and it’s all true to the best of our memories and those of
hope you will enjoy what we have to say and be inspired to make the most
of your experience with cancer.
Hanks and Bobbi de Córdova Hanks
just finished reading Tears of Joy. Bubba, Jerry and you tell
a beautiful love story and at the same time provide within the text
an inspirational cancer survivor and cancer caregiver’s manual.
Well written, factual, timely and uplifting. Tears of Joy should be
required reading by all cancer survivors, their families and caregivers.”
(Ret.) James E. Williams, Jr.,
USA Prostate Cancer Survivor
Us Too! International
finished reading Tears of Joy. What a wonderful book and both
of you have produced for all illness. I am so glad I gave myself the
gift of reading the book and will share it with others.”
Community Health Educator
Planned Parenthood of Northeast Florida
impressed me most was how applicable your message is to me—to everyone.
It’s true that your story is one of survivorship but it is also a
story of love and living life to the fullest.”
Senior Clinical Oncology Specialist
would highly recommend this book to any cancer survivor. You’ll share
the tears and laughter with Jerry and Bobbi as they tell us of their
story. You’ll laugh and cry with them and hopefully be inspired by
their courageous struggle with this disease.”
A. Marsland, M.D.
|“Se estas pasando por una etapa dificil con el diagnosis de cancer, este es el libro que debes eer. Aunque primero hay lágrimas presente, la alegría sobrepasa la angustia. Hay vida después del cáncer.”
Venus Gínes, MA
CEO/Founder, Dia de la Mujer Latina
Founder, Intercultural Center for Health & Wellness