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Patricia Daly-Lipe

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Viki Zarkin


I Am The One is about Viki’s cancer journey but if you look, really look, you’ll see that it’s a love story for a mother to her children and a family for her daughter, wife, cousin, and loved one. It ribbons throughout the book; the love of family and it is so clearly strong. Viki was initially told to go home and get her affairs in order by her oncologist upon their first encounter but when Viki lunged across the room and grabbed him by the neck merely to get his attention, he soon understood she was a force to be reckoned with and got on board with treatment. From there the long journey of her struggles began from one problem to another. Viki was a problem solver, and she tackled those problems one by one with determined singlemindedness. She called it her tunnel vision and she just focused. The things she accomplished to basically “save” herself is unbelievable. Today she is the only one alive with her aggressive form of cancer so you can imagine all that she did between being told to go home and get her affairs in order and now. “I Am The One” spells out in raw first person in your living room dialogue firsthand how she did all that she did to be here today with her zest for life and witty humor while staying positive at a time when most people wouldn’t be able too. This is a story of the triumph of beating odds that aren’t a possibility. This is a story of hope where there isn’t any hope. This is Viki’s story, and she tells it like no one else can tell it. Come into her living room and hear her tell it for yourself. You won’t regret it.

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