Release Date: November 2008
Format: Paperback / softback
The uplifting autobiography of the co-founder of the world famous Gawler Foundation.
In 1975, Grace had a promising future. A young vet nurse planning to study veterinary medicine, she received a lucrative modelling offer which would have paid for her university fees. Disaster struck when her boyfriend, Ian, lost his leg to bone cancer. With no one else to help, 21-year-old Grace decided to become his full-time carer, whole-heartedly believing his cancer was curable. She directed her passion into his healing, focussing on juicing, massages and pain management whilst researching every cure imaginable. Her efforts paid off and he survived.
Soon after marrying, Grace and Ian established the Gawler Foundation, helping thousands of cancer patients deal with their disease. With a husband in remission, a farm to run and four children to raise, Grace developed her own methods for helping women with breast cancer.
Disaster struck again in 1997. Ian left the family then Grace's own major health crisis began. Soon the healer of thousands was struggling for her own life. For nine years, she battled on with little support, facing death many times, yet she never gave up. With amazing tenacity, drive and passion, she survived.
Grace's story is a riveting read. For those battling life-threatening illnesses, along with their families and carers, this book is rich with wisdom, inspiration, courage and hope. Australian.
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Reviews of GRACE GRIT AND GRATITUDE:
Having met both Ian and Grace (then Gayle) Gawler in 1989 as part of their live in program at Jumbunna Lodge, I had not known of what had happened in their life post 1990 and was intrigued.
This book is a must read particularly for women. Grace Gawler is an inspiration, from her early life until present day. I do not know how this book has not had more "push" in the literary world. For those who think this book is about meditation and diet, it is not. It is the journey of a remarkable woman's life and the invaluable lesson's she has learnt along the way and courageously bares her soul so that we may all learn.
Hi my name is Karen Stokke and have just finished reading Grace, Grit and Gratitude. It is one of the most honest, gut wrenching, funny, sad and heroic books I have ever read.
My father died 4 years ago due to prostate cancer then bone cancer. I am 51 years old and organize weekends away for women. The group is called Wild Women in Pink and I have encouraged them to all read Grace’s book.
In her young life and for so many years she showed so much courage. I have now decided that Grace is on my Bucket List. What an extraordinary women. I feel so good in my heart that Grace found such a wonderful partner to share her life with.
Thank you Grace, Thank you for being such an honest and truly beautiful soul upon this earth.
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