Mari and Jose seemed to have it all: two beautiful sons, successful careers, and, above all, happiness and good health. On April 13, 2010, though, their world collapsed when Jose was diagnosed with stage 4 head and neck cancer.
Cancer does not discriminate against any one creed, race, or ethnicity. The road to recovery is exhausting and can sometimes destroy a family—or bring them closer together. This is the story of how, instead of allowing this disease to destroy them, one family used it as a lesson in faith and a testament to the heroes that carried them through this life-changing challenge.
The Heroes among Us is a true story that pays tribute to the heroes among us that are sometimes not acknowledged. As you read the book, you too will be moved by all that can be accomplished with faith, hope, and love!
As you read this book, remember that although author Mari Sampedro-Iglesia takes you through her journey, it is not her journey or her ending that is important. What is important is getting through the journey, wherever its roads may lead, with faith, hope, and love. Although it is Mari’s hope that her husband lives to be 101, that is not what is important. What is important and tantamount to this story is that a terrible disease may be survived with the people that carry us through it—our heroes.