WHETHER a man, woman, black, white, rich or poor – breast cancer doesn’t select its victims carefully. Everyone is a potential target, but Texan Nicole Dorman didn’t expect to become one of the statistics.
Her fight with the disease now defines not only her life, but her “unstoppable” determination and hope. Now free and clear of the disease, Dorman and her daughter have teamed up to release ‘I Fought Like a Girl, and I Won!’, which she hopes to be one of the most emotive and empowering memoirs on the market.
“I Fought Like A Girl, And I Won!” is my memoir book of what I encountered having breast cancer. My main goal is to share my journey with other women who have battled cancer, or to be support to women who are newly diagnosed. You can be control of breast cancer; don’t let it be in control of you! My story tells of my hope, faith, and courage. Being a single mom to three children is a challenge; but being a single mom to three children and kicking cancer’s butt takes determination!
“Anyone can become a victim and, as I know first-hand, your world collapses around you and becomes a very dark place when breast cancer strikes,” explains Dorman. “I wanted to share my story to bring newfound hope and courage to patients everywhere. I want them to know that breast cancer may be aggressive, but it doesn’t always have to be a killer. My life is now richer and more vibrant than it ever was before my diagnosis.”
Continuing, “As mentioned, this project was unique as I teamed up with my own teenage daughter, who has been a talented and gifted artist for ten years. She brings a bold depth to my words with her stunning illustrations. I’m so blessed that our family managed to stay together in the face of such wicked adversity.”
Reviews have been “glowing”. For example, one Kindle customer comments, “Nicole’s book is inspiring, informative and heartwarming. Unbridled determination to win her battle and a positive mental attitude has allowed her to share her remarkable story with her readers. The photographs and her daughter’s beautiful illustrations bring the book to life. Her story will uplift and inspire you.”
Abbie adds, “Quick read with a powerful message. Nicole’s story is as good as the woman who wrote. Once you start reading, there is no putting it down. Her personality shines through on these pages!”
‘I Fought Like a Girl, and I Won!’, from Xlibris, is available now: http://amzn.to/2mTGWWI.
Copies can also be purchased from Barnes and Noble, or directly through the publisher.
About the author, in her own words:
I’m 38, and live in Killeen Texas since 2001. My children are 17, 12, and 9. I’m from Philadelphia PA and graduated from Milton Hershey School in Hershey PA. I served in the U.S. Army from November 1996-November 2000 and 2004. I work part time as a crossing guard and part time Uber driver. In my free time I like to write, travel, and spend time with family and friends!