This book is about football, it’s about cancer and it is about the importance of positive people when a person is going through adversity. SIDELINED Overcoming Odds through Unity, Passion, and Perseverance by Chuck Pagano with Bruce A. Tollner reveals what happened to Coach Pagano’s after he was diagnosed with Acute Promyeloctic Leukemia, APL for short.
You don’t have to be a football fan nor do you have to experience cancer in order to appreciate SIDELINED. Though the the reader learns of the difficulties Coach Pagano experienced as a cancer patient we also discover the importance family which goes beyond wife, children, parents etcetera. It is the story of how not only the immediate Pagano family was an encouraging factor in the author’s life but how other people including the Indianapolis Colt’s organization and the fans became a positive influence.
In the midst of reading about the difficulties Coach Pagano experienced and the love he was receiving he shared another valuable insight. “One time a nurse told me about an older woman whose condition was terminal, and I made it a point to talk with her for a bit.” (page 125) Even though you may be going through a difficult time it is important that you remember to not stop giving.
I think this is an excellent book and I recommend it to my readers.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest and fair review.xx Marsha L Randolph