If I Get to Five: What Children Can Teach Us about Courage and Character

If I Get to Five What Children Can Teach Us about Courage and Character This book is a testament to the extraordinary depth powers and resiliency of children s spirits Marion Wright Edelman president Children s Defense FundIf I Get to Five is a one of a kind book by a

  • Title: If I Get to Five: What Children Can Teach Us about Courage and Character
  • Author: Fred Epstein Josh Horwitz
  • ISBN: 9780805075175
  • Page: 209
  • Format: Paperback
  • This book is a testament to the extraordinary depth, powers, and resiliency of children s spirits Marion Wright Edelman, president, Children s Defense FundIf I Get to Five is a one of a kind book by a one of a kind human being The medical world knows him as Fred Epstein, M.D the neurosurgeon who pioneered life saving procedures for previously inoperable tumors in c This book is a testament to the extraordinary depth, powers, and resiliency of children s spirits Marion Wright Edelman, president, Children s Defense FundIf I Get to Five is a one of a kind book by a one of a kind human being The medical world knows him as Fred Epstein, M.D the neurosurgeon who pioneered life saving procedures for previously inoperable tumors in children His patients and their families know him simply as Dr Fred, the miracle man who has extended them both a healing hand and an open heart.Throughout his career Epstein s young patients have been his most important teachers and trusted guides They are children who often by sheer force of will have refused to relinquish life and all its gifts In this inspiring book, these children teach us the lessons we all need to learn in order to live life to the fullest lessons about seizing the moment and facing our deepest fears, about embracing the joy and wonder of everyday life Most of all, they teach lessons about uncommon courage the courage to do what s hardest, to believe in what we don t understand, to love without boundaries.If I Get to Five takes us inside a world unlike any other, from the high stakes, high tech operating room where life and death are separated by a heartbeat to the sickrooms and recovery rooms where parents discover the limits and power of their faith But most compelling of all is the journey inside the hearts, minds, and souls of the wisest children you will ever encounter.No one who reads this remarkable book will ever look at children or adversity in the same way.

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    1. This book is a must read for everyone - a reminder to all about the resilience of the human spirit. I cried throughout this book - it is a true memoir of a brilliant pediatric spinal/brain tumor surgeon who discusses some of his most memorable cases - and by cases, I mean the children themselves - and how they shaped his practice and his life. This book is not about him, per se, but about those he helped, and in turn, helped him. I recommend this book to all -

    2. Absolutely fantastic! This book was told with the perfect mix of medical knowledge and human emotion. I'm not a crier, but there were times when I felt close to tears. Above all, it reminds you of that innocence and special insight into the word that we all possess as children and inevitably see begin to drift away as the "real world" factors in our lives increase. Wonderful quick read!

    3. I picked this up on my way out of the library because I thought it would be about the funny things children do, but its about the courageous things they do to survive when they have cancer.

    4. Epstein kind of has a god complex, but he is one of the best pediatric neurosurgeons on the face of the planet so,,, he deserves it? idk, it was p good & like,,, emotional (might not recommend if u have a lil sister who died from cancer bc the feels r like a shitstorm)

    5. Epstein was a good man and an incredibly inventive neurosurgeon. His reflections on his career, while occasionally seeming a bit unoriginal or cliched, are very honest, and he brings an interesting perspective on the psychological and spiritual dimensions of pediatric medical treatment. Most interesting of all are Dr. Epstein's reflections on religion. Epstein is a somewhat deist Jew, believing that God does not cause evil, but that God doesn't intervene to cause good, either. We're on our own. [...]

    6. Dr. Fred Epstein is, according to his book, unarguably a good doctor and a good man. I appreciate the work he does and his perspectives on its goals, purpose, and meaning. I thought the personal anecdotes in this work were valuable and meaningful, but in the efforts to connect them the author(s) used such broad strokes and sweeping statements that sometimes I felt like they were presenting "children with terminal illnesses" as an idea or a concept, rather than as individual people. This is just [...]

    7. This is much more than an autobiographical account of Dr. Eptein's work as a pediatric neurosurgeon. He reveals the emotional impact of working with children who, in spite of life-threatening illness, astound him with their resilience, optimism, and courage. There are life lessons for all of us in this book. The book is short (190 pgs.), but the stories of these children will stay with me long after I finished reading the book.

    8. Great anecdotes. He actually had me laughing and crying in the same book, so props to him. Also, it was a quick read, which was perfect for the time between midterms. The writing, however, was too fanciful and dramatic for my taste. Sometimes it sounded like he was contradicting himself from one chapter to the next. Although, I have to give him a break considering he wrote this book while in commission from a brain injury and several month long coma.

    9. Though written by a doctor himself, this book is not again one of those medical books which seem believable to the medical people, and fascinating to others. Beautifully written, without delving too deep into the details of any case, this book speaks of how children are so much more mature and accepting than adults. In a read, it reverses your negative thinking, if you have any. A must read, in that.

    10. It's a compilation of stories of kid patients of Fred Epstein and their hope for the future and some of them what they made out of their lives later on. Ever thought of the dream of a child hoping to do those little things of life like riding a bicycle? Then this is where you'll see hope mixed with emotion.

    11. It was obvious by the title, that this book was about ill children who might not make it to experience being 5 years old. I figured I would cry while reading, however, I was pleasantly surprised to see my tears were tears of joy. I liked this thoughtful, well written book by a renowned pediatric neurosurgeon. It is poignant and profound, sad and sweet.

    12. Wonderful book on spirituality, even though it is not promoted as such. I also found the author fascinating because he was a consult for my cousin three weeks before his life-changing accident. Dr. Fred is one of a kind. I teared up at several times, and was deeply moved. Inspirational.

    13. Anyone who has ever been a child (ha) should read this book. One forgets how clear things were at a young age. Life unfortunately clouds too much. Beautiful perspective an insight by the physician who had the heart and understanding to write it.

    14. This is an interesting book written by a pediatric neurosurgeon. It talks about all that he overcame to become a physician, as well as many life lessons that he learned from his gravely ill young patients.

    15. A poignant book from a renowned neurologist about lessons learned from the children he treated over the years. One of whom recited his wishes if his brain tumor removal was successful and "If I get to five".

    16. A doctor's recounting of his experience treating children with terminal conditions and the lessons he drew from that. Sad, uplifting, a bit predictable at times, and a worthwhile read if only to make you more aware of how fragile and fleeting health and life is.

    17. Great book, really quick read. It really puts your problems in perspective and makes you want to make a difference. Just a warning, it made me cry multiple times. Some of the stories are very heart warming.

    18. The most enlightening book that I have read in a long time. Truly makes you think about the declination of optimism through age and experience.

    19. Uplifting and motivating! Excellent book,well written, straightforward,a page turner. Everyone in the medical field should read this amazing book!

    20. Another wonderful and uplifting book made all the more poignant by Dr. Epstein's death a couple of years later.A true loss for the World

    21. Lots of very inspiring stories of children who had brain and spinal tumors written by the surgeon who took them on as patients.

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