Valley of Hope: Reflections by Breast Cancer Survivors and Their Families and Friends

Valley of Hope
In May 2007, Fish River Rural Health (FRRH) in Eagle Lake, Maine started a breast cancer support group called “The Journey.”  The idea for a book began at that first meeting after the participants heard many inspiring, heartfelt stories about courage by survivors and their families. Nearly three years later, the idea became a reality with the publication of Valley of Courage: Reflections by Breast Cancer Survivors and their Families.  

In 2014, a second book, Valley of Hope: Reflections by Breast Cancer Survivors and Their Families and Friends, was published.

Those who contributed to the book hope the stories will inspire and provide guidance for others journeying through breast cancer and their families. The powerful stories send messages of faith, hope, strength, courage and the importance of community, family and friends. The book allows readers an opportunity to connect through the stories with courageous individuals who live in the St. John Valley in Maine or have connections to the Valley. 

One hundred percent of the proceeds from book sales go directly to FRRH’s Breast Cancer Support Group, “The Journey.”

Ordering information:

To order a copy, please contact Joni Michaud of Fish River Rural Health at or 207-444-5973. Books ordered through the FRRH are at a discounted price of only $10 per copy plus shipping. FRRH is also offering a bundle with both theValley of Courage and Valley of Hope books for $18. (For Eagle Lake area residents, there are no shipping costs if arrangements can be made for pickup.)

The books may also be ordered through Amazon.

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