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An inspirational true story about love and living well with a terminal disease

by public speaker and award-winning author Hazel Carter
All proceeds to charity

*** Over 900 copies sold ***

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*** Over 900 copies sold ***

Click here to purchase now

An inspirational true story about love and living well with a terminal disease

Life's Good book front cover

By Hazel Carter – All proceeds to charity

Very moving quote

Caring for a loved one who suddenly receives a terminal diagnosis is a massive challenge, but with the right mindset, anything is possible.

When Hazel’s husband, Alan, was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the most common form of motor neurone disease (MND), it was devastating, but the disease did not stop the couple in their tracks.

A prognosis of six months to two years to live, and no hope of a cure, spurred them on to take a holiday of a lifetime overseas, have four UK breaks and enjoy countless social events, while Alan became gradually locked into a failing body, and dependent on a ventilator to breathe.

In this 350 page book, published on June 21st, 2023, Hazel describes the ups and downs of their adventures, the challenges of providing care in their home and how their deep love for each other kept them strong. She also shares her private thoughts and feelings, and tips she hopes readers will find useful.

MND affects people of all ages, gender, and backgrounds. Professor Stephen Hawking, David Niven, Ronnie Corbett and Doddie Weir OBE died from it. Sportsmen, Rob Burrow MBE, Stephen Darby, Ed Slater and musician Roberta Flack have also been struck by the disease.

Caring for a loved one who suddenly receives a terminal diagnosis is a massive challenge, but with the right mindset, anything is possible.

When Hazel’s husband, Alan, was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the most common form of motor neurone disease (MND), it was devastating, but the disease did not stop the couple in their tracks.

A prognosis of six months to two years to live, and no hope of a cure, spurred them on to take a holiday of a lifetime overseas, have four UK breaks and enjoy countless social events, while Alan became gradually locked into a failing body, and dependent on a ventilator to breathe.

In this 350 page book, published on June 21st, 2023, Hazel describes the ups and downs of their adventures, the challenges of providing care in their home and how their deep love for each other kept them strong. She also shares her private thoughts and feelings, and tips she hopes readers will find useful.

MND affects people of all ages, gender, and backgrounds. Professor Stephen Hawking, David Niven, Ronnie Corbett and Doddie Weir OBE died from it. Sportsmen, Rob Burrow MBE, Stephen Darby, Ed Slater and musician Roberta Flack have also been struck by the disease.

Buy this book if:

  • You know someone with a terminal disease, in particular MND
  • You work in the health sector or for a care company
  • You make decisions affecting people with life limiting diseases
Life's Good book front cover
Very moving quote

Everyone should read this book.

Absolutely full of emotion.
You will certainly not take your health for granted going forward. Probably the best book I’ve ever read albeit very, very sad.

Brian Tinkler, West Midlands

I really couldn’t put the book down

I would highly recommend this heart wrenching book.
There is also a lot of useful information in it.

Rachel Goodwin, West Midlands

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Everyone should read this book.

Absolutely full of emotion.
You will certainly not take your health for granted going forward. Probably the best book I’ve ever read albeit very, very sad.

Brian Tinkler, West Midlands

Over 900 sold - less than 600 left. Don't miss out.

BUY NOW

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from Life’s Good

Read the Foreword
by Professor Pamela Shaw

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Life’s Good book was released on 21st June, 2023 – Global MND Awareness Day
Global MND Awareness Day

Each year, MND Associations‚ across the globe mark 21st June as a special day of recognition. Acknowledging the impact that MND has on people around the world.

This date is selected for the special reason that it marks a solstice seen by many as a turning point in the year – the start of a new season of hope.

It is also Alan’s birthday.
Lifes Good Book Author Hazel Carter
Meet the Author

Hazel Carter gave up her career as a successful businesswoman to care for her husband in 2018. In her grief, following his death, she wrote this book from her daily journal notes. She self-published the book so that 100% of the proceeds can go to the MND Association, Marie Curie and The Myton Hospices.

Hazel was given the Inspirational Author 2023 award by Ladies First Professional Development and was also a finalist for Inspirational Woman award.

 

Living well with MND

During Alan’s illness Hazel and Alan went abroad for two weeks, travelled to Wales twice, Scotland once and had a week’s holiday in Whitby, all while Alan was becoming increasingly paralysed by his illness.

Life’s Good book, describes the hurdles and challenges the couple overcame, and tells you how they kept their spirits up, when the going got tough.

The charities I am supporting

The MND Association is a charity focused on improving access to care, research and campaigning for people affected by motor neurone disease.

Marie Curie and The Myton Hospices provide specialist care and support for people living with a terminal illness and those close to them through inpatient, outpatient, and virtual services.

Hazel Carter Author Lifes Good Book
Meet the Author

Hazel Carter gave up her career as a successful businesswoman to care for her husband in 2018. In her grief, following his death, she wrote this book from her daily journal notes. She self-published the book so that 100% of the proceeds can go to the MND Association, Marie Curie and The Myton Hospices.

Hazel was given the Inspirational Author 2023 award by Ladies First Professional Development and was also a finalist for Inspirational Woman award.

 

Living well with MND

During Alan’s illness Hazel and Alan went abroad for two weeks, travelled to Wales twice, Scotland once and had a week’s holiday in Whitby, all while Alan was becoming increasingly paralysed by his illness.

Life’s Good book, describes the hurdles and challenges the couple overcame, and tells you how they kept their spirits up, when the going got tough.

The charities I am supporting

The MND Association is a charity focused on improving access to care, research and campaigning for people affected by motor neurone disease.

Marie Curie and The Myton Hospices provide specialist care and support for people living with a terminal illness and those close to them through inpatient, outpatient, and virtual services.