Wednesday, January 28, 2015

WestBow's Real Authors Real Impact Campaign Features I Left My Prostate in San Francisco-Where's Your?

Author Solutions Real Authors, Real Impact Campaign
Redner hopes to help men and couples cope with prostate cancer.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Jan. 26, 2015 -- Author Solutions, LLC, a Penguin Random House company and the world’s leading provider of supported self-publishing services, is featuring Rick Redner, author of the WestBow Press title I Left My Prostate in San Francisco—Where's Yours? through its ongoing Real Authors, Real Impact campaign.

One in seven American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. At age 58, Redner went to a routine exam, during which his life was turned upside down when his urologist discovered a suspicious lump on his prostate. Redner recalled the rapid transition in his life—from feeling healthy one moment to discovering he could be facing a life-threatening cancer the next.

“My wife and I found ourselves totally unprepared for so many issues we’d face together,” Redner said. “We decided to use our experiences to give other couples the opportunity to be better prepared than we were.”

Prostate surgery results in both temporary and permanent changes that affect emotional, relational, sexual and spiritual life together as individuals and as a couple. Redner said he and his wife discovered quickly that prostate cancer is not a man’s disease -- it’s a couple’s disease.

“It became evident to us that we were called to write a book to help others cope with prostate cancer and to reach men and couples inside and outside of the United States,” says Redner. “We’ve had the opportunity to share our experiences on radio talk shows, write articles for magazines and host an online, faith-based pre- and post-prostate surgery support forum, which receives thousands of page views per month. We stand in awe at the number of doors that continue to open for us to help others. None of this would have or could have happened if we ignored the call to write our book.”

Redner believes his book has created the opportunity to reach people all over the world through social media and his website. “Men and women from the United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland, Australia, France, India, Mexico, Poland and Romania have visited our online ministries. We touched the lives of tens of thousands of people around the world.”

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My transformation  from a frightened man newly diagnosed with prostate cancer to a writer, author and speaker was nothing short of amazing to me.

If you wish to purchase my book here's the link: I Left My Prostate in San Francisco-Where's Yours?