Have you ever considered how you would respond when the unimaginable becomes your reality?
Tyler's unimaginable became his reality on February 8, 2013 when he was diagnosed with Diffuse Instrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), an inoperable and incurable form of brain cancer, he was thirteen years old.
Over the next seventeen months Tyler would encounter tremendous pain, hardship, and disappointment. However, it was not the magnitude of the trials that Tyler endured, it was the heroic way Tyler responded to each and every setback that inspired countless thousands to find their own inner courage and face their challenges with a smile and endless optimism.
This book is a memoir written during and after Tyler's battle with cancer. The entries are published as they were written - in journal style. The pages tell the story of a brave boy that inspired thousands with his courage, faith, wisdom, and uncommon outlook on life.
It's a must read for anyone facing the challenges of life that need to be reminded of the power in three words - "Whatever it takes."
Whatever It Takes, Life Lessons...
"Painful, beautiful, honest and...searingly intimate. Chris Hallsey's chronicle of the illness and passing of his son Tyler (Whatever It Takes) is among the richest, most inspirational declarations of love we've ever read."
"Insightful and Inspiring. I would definitely recommend this book as the true story takes the reader on a journey no parent ever expects they would encounter. The ups and downs and lessons learned through the course of "enduring" are enlightening. Many of the insightful, eternal perspectives are offered up by the sweet spirit of Tyler Hallsey, the 13 year old boy who has been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. The book is written in a journal format mostly. This helps draw the reader closer towards empathy and understanding as the story unfolds. I often thought about how I might personally cope with the cross roads and obstacle described in the story. Could I be so strong as a parent? Would my faith waiver or strengthen? This book sheds light on what really matters in this life, family and our commitment to each other through thick and thin."
C. S., Arizona