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Hannah's Choice

4.03  ·  Rating Details ·  144 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
The moving and inspirational true story of one little girl's battle against the medical odds and a mother's unwavering love for her daughter
 
When her daughter Hannah was only four years old, Kirsty Jones received the news that no mother ever wants to hear. Her little girl had leukemia. But Kirsty knew that Hannah was a fighter, and after grueling chemotherapy she beat
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Paperback, 336 pages
Published March 18th 2010 by HarperTrue
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Laura Burdekin
Mar 21, 2017 Laura Burdekin rated it it was amazing
This was so well written. Hard to read in parts, but I liked the fact that you get views, thoughts and feelings from both mother and daughter. You understand why Kirsty let Hannah make choices for herself, and why Hannah decided what she did. Highly recommended.
Kim
Sep 30, 2014 Kim rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle, 2014, net-galley
I remember hearing about this girl on the news. When she was little she had leukemia and the chemotherapy she had damaged her heart function. Suffering from heart failure she made the decision that she'd had enough of always being in hospital and refused the chance to have a life saving heart transplant. She'd had the risks and benefits explained to her and maintained that she did not want to go through a heart transplant- that she wasn't prepared to take the anti rejection drugs for the rest of ...more
Fiona
Nov 05, 2012 Fiona rated it it was amazing
Roller coaster of emotions depicting the story of Hannah who at a young age was diagnosed with Leukaemia and how chemotherapy caused her heart to fail. Having survived cancer she now has to face life with a failing heart and drugs to keep her alive, after many years of this and a proposed transplant Hannah decides to call it a day but later changes her mind .
I can remember this on the news and while being sad I was amazed at that young girl's bravery at the time with the choice she made. as she
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Hazel McHaffie
Jul 07, 2012 Hazel McHaffie rated it really liked it
Tells the true story of Hannah Jones who hit the headlines in 2008 when she decided she didn't want a heart transplant; she wanted to go home and enjoy the rest of her days with her parents and siblings. She was only thirteen years old and there was a furore over the rights of children to make such important choices. However, Hannah knew all about pain and hospitals and impossible choices. She developed leukaemia at the age of four and had spent much of her life in hospital and having unpleasant ...more
Danielle
Oct 28, 2013 Danielle rated it it was amazing
Shelves: from-library
This book was like you were on a roller coaster of emotions. Its about a little girl called Hannah which at a young age she was diagnosed with Leukaemia and how chemotherapy caused her heart to fail.
However having surviving cancer she has now has to face life with drugs everyday just to keep her alive.

This was well written story and each chapter explains the journey of what Hannah and her mother Kirsty goes through.
Aliyah
Jan 14, 2015 Aliyah rated it really liked it
When i read this book, I was amazed by the journey Hannah went through. She was a very strong and brightful girl. She learned how to live her life at such a young age, and did things that people thought she couldn't even do. I could feel every single emotion reading this book. Chapter by chapter emotions are going all over your head. I'm happy that i got to find an inspiring book like this.
Gloria
Jul 09, 2015 Gloria rated it it was amazing
Come take a glimpse into the amazing journey of Hannah. Hannah was diagnosed with leukemia as a young child. The chemotherapy damaged her heart. This is her journey with heart failure and her decision no tot have a transplant. The courage the family showed to support her in her decision is amazing. Come meet Hannah and see her journey.
Tracey
Nov 14, 2014 Tracey rated it liked it
It was ok. In no doubt the family have been through unbelievable highs and lows but it is hard to get that across. It was interesting to see the story behind the headlines though. The constant change in narrator was off putting at times.
Hilde Vee
Jun 06, 2015 Hilde Vee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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hartverscheurend, zonder te sentimenteel te worden. Mooi boek!
Nimanthika Hettiarachchi
Nov 01, 2016 Nimanthika Hettiarachchi rated it really liked it
A true story of love, determination and struggle that kept me riveted with it's rawness, strength and the lesson to appreciate the current moment in life.
Niki Byrne
Sep 30, 2014 Niki Byrne rated it it was amazing
What a very brave girl, very moving insightful story.
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