This is the story of courage in the face of an unrelenting adversary. This is the story of two women, a daughter and a mother, in a daily struggle to find a cure for a malicious cancer whilst living an apparently normal day-to-day life. One woman, the mother who knew that there was no cure, and the other woman, daughter Carrie, found hope in a possible miraculous, 11th hour rescue and so lived in the denial of death. Carrie was brave in the face of this second invasive incursion, 25 years in remission after the first attack. Carrie, the single mother of two teen-age children, attempted to create a normal life for her children, driving them to school on wintry mornings, cooking them their favorite meals. As the disease progressed, she could not continue the charade of normalcy. They did not know what they knew, but they knew. Their once beautiful mother was disappearing before their eyes. They left Hawaii, moved from the warmth and freedom of an island life to the wintry cold of Massachusetts. They moved in with Nana, Carrie’s mother, now in her early eighties. She was the ballast. She provided for her wounded daughter and her confused, talented grandchildren. There was anger, and there was singing. There was fun and an army of nurses who entered the house to minister to Carrie. There was joy and any talk of possible tragedy was forbidden. Above all, there was Carrie, a shining light. With an Afterword by Dr Mark Hyman.