At age 15, Minda Lazarov became Patient 2410 at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital when she was diagnosed with Hodgkin's — a disease of the lymph nodes. The “C word” was never spoken that day in 1970. This diagnosis, however, was the first of many as cancer and other illnesses made a full-body assault on Minda for the next 40 years. The fact that Minda survived into her 50's is remarkable in itself, but what makes her story so compelling is the intelligence of her writing, the humor of her humanity, and the resilience of her spirit. It is Minda's psyche and outlook that make this a book for all to read.