"I feel that Melissa Beal is an outstanding physician, who having faced cancer herself, has written an excellent book of inspiration to help others living with cancer."

 

— William Pierce, MD

Oncology

Hematology Oncology of Salem

 
 
 

"Ms. Beal demonstrates a person's amazing ability to use the healing powers of creativity and strength after surviving great tragedy.”

- Rebecca Peatow Nickels
Executive Director
Portland Women's Crisis Line

 
 
 

"The people I respect are like Dr. Beal, those who spend their life working in a field that heals people, including themselves."

Joel Weishaus
Visiting Faculty, Department of English
Portland State University

 
 
 

"'Unsinkable’ is a synonym for Melissa Beal. After catching her breath, she asks Life ‘Is that your best shot?’ and is again living in exuberance. A near-death experience practically severed both her legs at the knees when she was only 19. She put herself through medical school to become a successful pathologist, struggled to build a Pathology Laboratory, participated in a life altering rehab program four years ago, conquered ovarian cancer, and most recently had two knee replacements to end her chronic pain. All of these things filtered through her grateful heart into beautiful poetry.”

— Lani O’Callaghan
Life Coach

 
 
 

“Dr. Beal’s poetry is earthy and real: sculpted from the stuff real life is made of, inspired by the emotions and forces of life! You will experience with her the joy, fear, trauma and healing she has experienced as she plummeted to the bottom of a cravass in a climbing accident and recovered from chemotherapy due to ovarian cancer. Intense emotions forged into powerful words with great sensitivity! A must read!”

— Michele Evans
Education Consultant

 

 


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