For everyone who has suffered from chronic pain, grappled with an autoimmune condition, fought for a diagnosis, or trusted their gut and their body when no one else did.
By the time Amy B. Scher was twenty-eight-years-old, she had lived through almost a decade of misdiagnoses, excruciating pain, brain lesions, bone marrow biopsies, blood transfusions, and multiple hospital stays to treat her late-stage, chronic Lyme disease.
When everyone gave up on her ...
Taking forty-four pills a day and deteriorating rapidly, she consulted with more than sixty doctors, including the top experts in Los Angeles, the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Minneapolis, and a state-of-the-art hospital in Chicago. When the best physicians in America labeled her condition incurable and potentially terminal, it was up to Amy to blaze her own path forward.
She risked her own life to save it
Then, in a stroke of serendipity, she heard about an experimental treatment only available in India—human embryonic stem cell therapy—which had as much probability of killing her as it did of curing her. She boarded a plane with no idea of what awaited her: culture shock, radical medical treatment, and most surprising of all, life-affirming love.
But this is more than just a story about illness
With warmth and humor, Amy’s powerful and uplifting story of sheer determination is for anyone who believes in—or doubts—the existence of miracles. It is for anyone who wants desperately to believe in the power of the human spirit when it seems that all hope is lost. For everyone who has suffered from chronic pain, grappled with an autoimmune condition, fought for a diagnosis, or trusted their gut and their body when no one else did, Amy is a living example of how our instinct to survive can propel us onward.
"An Eat Pray Love-like memoir."
"Amy heads around the globe to save herself and learns who she really is, delighting us in her quest for health"
"A captivating memoir of Amy's journey that is conquered by courage, faith and the strong inner pull to return to wholeness and be healed. A delightful and inspiring read."
AMY B. SCHER is an award-winning and bestselling author of This Is How I Save My Life (Simon and Schuster) and three other books about human-ing and healing. She’s been featured in Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, GMA. CNN, CBS, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Rumpus and more. Amy’s books have been translated into sixteen languages.
As an author, Amy teaches classes to help people break through blocks to become their happiest, healthiest, and most expressive selves. As a writing mentor, she works closely with authors to help them get their own stories into books — and those books into print.
Amy lives in New York City with her beautiful wife and bad cat.