Machines beeping, the blur of medical staff running, a crash cart whizzing into an ICU room—was there any hope? A young woman lay, packed in ice, as doctors attempted to somehow stop the swelling in her brain that threatened to take her life… and her family waited.
Six days turned into eight weeks. She awoke to discover that she was not the same. She saw two of everything, couldn’t feel half of her face, couldn’t hear from one ear, and could not speak. She couldn’t even tell anyone that she felt hopeless… or could she?
Halo Found Hope is the story of a beautiful, busy wife, and mother of three whose life changes instantly with the diagnosis of a rare brain tumor. An exceptional ENT, a brilliant neurosurgeon and a dedicated medical team tackle the tumor, setting off a series of unbelievable miracles. Helo’s story is not one of survival, or of salvaging a life through a broken body. It is not about endurance through pain, but victory because of it. While the family heard her silence, God heard her prayer. Helo’s story is simply this: Wherever you are and whatever you are going through, God is right there. He doesn’t need to be re cognized by you, to be there for you. He can replace fear with courage and discouragement with determination, if you let Him. Helo did, and that is how she found hope.
My Thoughts: Halo Found Hope is an amazing story of encouragement. Helo (pronounced Halo) is an extraordinary woman who relied on her faith in God to get her through the most difficult days of her life. The story goes through Helo's diagnosis, surgery, and recovery. What was supposed to be a six day stay in the hospital turned into eight weeks! She had many ups and downs, and was very close to losing her life. Throughout her ordeal, she trusted God with His plan for her life. Having had neurosurgery myself (although spine, not brain), I can somewhat relate. The slow healing afterward was very frustrating, and I found my faith waivering. Helo's strength and faith were so inspiring. The book is filled with scripture references and uplifting quotes. I wish Halo Found Hope was around when I had my surgery, but I am certain it will help many people.
Learn more about Helo Matzelle and Halo Found Hope at www.halofoundhope.com and on Facebook (Helo-Matzelle) or Twitter (HaloFoundHope). You can purchase a copy of Halo Found Hope here. A portion of author proceeds will go to the National Brain Tumor Society. You can read more reviews at Litfuse.
About the author: Helouise "Halo" Matzelle led a charmed life until receiving a shocking diagnosis in 2011 of a rare brain tumor sitting over the main artery in her brain. Matzelle's passion is helping those who face various challenges and afflictions discover where true hope is found. She resides in Redmond, WA, with her husband and their three children.
This story of hope and faith in the midst of great physical and medical adversity is sure to encourage you in your faith. Helo Matzelle's Halo Found Hope is a must-read. Machines beeping, the blur of medical staff running, a crash cart whizzing into an ICU room—was there any hope? Halo Found Hope is the story of a beautiful, busy wife and mother of three whose life changes instantly with the diagnosis of a rare brain tumor.
Halo is offering a Kindle Fire to one lucky reader to celebrate the release of Halo Found Hope!
One grand prize winner will receive:
- A Kindle Fire
- Halo Found Hope