"Rusty Hammer is an inspiration . We have watched his battle with admiration, for it is a tribute to the human spirit, and to the dignity and courage of a good man."
-Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa， City of Los Angeles
Shortly after his fiftieth birthday in 2003, Rusty Hammer's life irrevocably changed. Diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of leukemia, he had two choices: fight or give in. And he chose to fight.
When Cancer Calls . Say Yes to Life shares Rusty Hammer's courageous journey through cancer. With rare candor, Hammer describes how he faced his future with hope instead of succumbing to the blackness of despair. Hammer illustrates how imperative it is to live our lives to the fullest for our own emotional and physical well-being.
But Hammer takes his story one step further. He provides sound ideas on how the medical community can better serve patients confronted with this dreaded disease, and also reveals alternative ways to help cancer patients cope with their diagnosis.
Honest and heartfelt, When Cancer Calls . Say Yes to Life offers comfort and encouragement to those newly diagnosed with cancer or who have fought the disease for years.