just want you to know that I loved your book "The Spirit of Lo".
I asked for it for Christmas from my
fiancÚ and that is the gift that I wanted most of all. She did get it
for me and I have to say I could not put it down. I read it in a couple
of days, which is unusual for me because I am not a big reader. I found
myself reading on and wanting more. I think it is because I could relate
some what to your story. I could see what my parents have gone through,
through your eyes.
"I realized that
even though I've known Lo since she was a little girl, even kept enzymes
in our kitchen cabinet for her, knew she missed a lot of school, I really
had no idea. Your book has given me new insights and inspiration not just
into the world of chronic disease, but into giving (never giving up),
God (Lo, I will be with you always), and generosity (of time, talent,
and treasure of friends who believe in the power of love)."
read a book and never give it a second thought but then there are the
books that seem to stay with us always. These are the books we read several
times which speak to us in different ways during different times throughout
our life. The Spirit of Lo is just that kind of book.
The book is outstanding.
I have laughed and I have cried. The fears that prevent most of us from
venturing far from our secure environments are inconsequential to the
Detrichs, who have experienced the greatest fear of all. The book will
inspire its readers to live life fully and appreciate their blessings.
Both my husband
and I stayed up into the early morning hours to finish The Spirit of
Lo. With each page we turned we found validation for feelings we had
experienced in dealing with our own special needs child. We appreciated
the Detrichs' honesty in sharing their story.
name is Melissa Klaus. I'm 26 yrs old with Cystic Fibrosis. I read your
book and am inspired so much from your story. The pain and the joy has
made me relax and come to live in the moment. I always wondered what it
is like to be a parent or just some one looking in from the outside. Your
book let me do that even though I have CF. I want to thank you both for
giving me that chance. Thank You for the inspiration to fight for my life...There
is only one way to rate this incredible story-- 5 stars."
"What I found in reading
"The Spirit of Lo" was that we shared a lot after all. The book is an
amazingly accurate look inside the impact CF has on a family. The fear,
the desperation, the frustration--but at the same time the love, the honesty
and the feeling that somehow, at times, this has all been a gift. Cystic
fibrosis doesn't define who we are or who Fritz is, but it has taught
us so much about "The Big Picture", what is important, how to better choose
our battles and what true, unconditional love is."
received your book at the Virginia chapter office, and I want to tell you
how much I enjoyed reading about the spirit of Lo. Your stories go far beyond
the science and economics of cystic fibrosis to bring to light the poignant
challenges facing CF families every day....Your book is a gift to all of
us who work toward a cure. Thank you for your valuable contribution, and
please thank Lo for her spirit."
-Christy R. Rose, Director of Special Events, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Virginia Chapter