The Center for Disease Control predicts that 1/3 of all Americans will be diagnosed diabetic by the year 2050. Blessed Assurance: Success Despite the Odds is written to encourage diabetics to LIVE life responsibly with diabetes and organ transplant rather than LIMIT life because of them. The road paved to success is filled with pot holes that derail us and cause us to lose focus on the things that are most important. This is particularly true for diabetics and others who face chronic illness on their way to achieving their goals.
In her book, Jacquie Lewis-Kemp demonstrates ways to manage diabetes as a part of her normal routine rather than limit life because of diabetes related requirements. Jacquie describes these techniques as an elementary school aged sleepover guest, a high school cheerleader, a college student, a working mother as well as a busy executive. The book further demonstrates how her outlook on diabetes management was key as she took on the rigors of kidney failure and organ transplant living.
Copies of Blessed Assurance: Success Despite the Odds can be purchased at Borders, Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com, Zoe Life Publishers, Hope United Methodist Church bookstore and www.jlewiskemp.com. Jacquie is available for interviews and speaking engagements and can be reached at:
Segunda Vida, LLC
PO Box 392
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303
Blessed Assurance: Success Despite the Odds
Publisher: Zoe Life Publishing
Distributors: Baker and Taylor, Ingram, STL
Interviewed by The Dayton Weekly News.
Interviewed by The Michigan Chronicle
Interviewed by Urban Housecall Magazine
Interviewed by Solo Woman Magazine
·Special guest on Passion for Life, Blog Talk Radio show, “Living with Diabetes”.
·Interviewed by Muskegon, MI radio WUVS The Beat
Keynote speaker for Diabetes Seminar for the Muskegon Community Health Project.
·Featured in the Transplant Newsletter at the University of Michigan
·Guest Blog on the Diva Tool Box
oNational Kidney Foundation of Michigan
oAmerican Diabetes Association
oGift of Life
oMt. Clemens Regional Medical Center Diabetes Support Group
Mercy Place Clinic
Scott United Methodist Church
Oakland Church of Christ
PRAISES FOR BLESSED ASSURANCE:
SUCCESS DESPITE THE ODDS
“Jacquie is truly an inspiration. A great read and with lots of help for those dealing with chronic illness. Once you start reading you won’t be able to put it down.”
Director of Programs & Services,
National Kidney Foundation of Michigan
“Blessed Assurance – a pilgrimage of struggle and processes that led to the proclamation that life is a gift as Jacquie Lewis-Kemp ponders the promise and power of the ‘Gift of Life’.
Program Director, Gift of Life MOTE
“I endorse [this book] and readily commend it to both professional and lay audiences. It is, at once, inspiring and instructive–infusing ample doses of love and humor.”
Rev. Dr. Percy L. Moore,
Retired Professor, Wayne State University
“What an amazing testimony. Her story will inspire others to remain strong and keep faith amid life’s many whirlwind encounters.”
Rev. Dr. Carlyle Fielding Stewart, III
Senior Pastor, Hope United Methodist Church
“Even after much research scientists still do know exactly what causes juvenile diabetes but they do believe it could be a compromised autoimmune system, genetic, or environmental factors that are involved. Author Jacquie Lewis-Kemp was diagnosed with this disease at the age of seven in 1969.
Jacquie, in her book “Blessed Assurance” chronicles her journey from that first night in the hospital to all the trials and tribulations that followed for 33 years until her pancreas transplant in 2000. She went through the whole gamut: insulin, blood sugar monitoring, emotional ups and downs, retinopathy, kidney failure, dialysis, kidney transplant, and just about everything else imaginable that comes with chronic onset of diabetes.
But, despite all the challenges Jacquie never lost her faith in God. In the Epilogue Jacquie explains “In my private devotion with God, I reflected on my two transplants and how only through God’s grace could all of this miraculous healing be possible.” She is a firm believer that she is a witness to “God’s power and might.” This is a heartwarming story of a beautiful woman. I can guarantee you will be touched in a way that you’ve never been before.”
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