This review is for the book "Halo Found Hope: A Memoir" by Helo Matzelle. Helo is a young mother of three who finds out unexpectedly that she has a brain tumor. Thankfully, the tumor is operable, and during the operation all of the gigantic tumor is removed. Unfortunately, her brain swells inexplicably after surgery, and her hospital stay that was supposed to be less than one week turns into eight weeks... and then months and months of therapy.
This is Helo's story of how she found hope in her storm. She went from caretaker to being totally dependent on someone else for everything. Her children grew up in those two months and were much more independent, because they had to be. But through her story she has come out on the other side and she is able to encourage those who most need encouraging. Her story is very personal, very honest, and very powerful. I really enjoy books like this because I can usually tell when an author is truly speaking from the heart. The book may not be the most well-written book I have ever read, but I enjoyed it for feeling like I know Helo by the end of it.
Thank you to Litfuse Publicity for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.