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Book Tour & Giveaway | Halo Found Hope by Helo Matzelle

Helo Matzelle
Memoir/ Nonfiction
Paperback, 228 Pages
December 2014 by Dog Ear Publishing

Machines beeping, the blur of medical staff running, a crash cart whizzing into an ICU room—was there any hope?

A young woman lay, packed in ice, as doctors attempted to somehow stop the swelling in her brain that threatened to take her life… and her family waited.
Six days turned into eight weeks. She awoke to discover that she was not the same. She saw two of everything, couldn’t feel half of her face, couldn’t hear from one ear, and could not speak. She couldn’t even tell anyone that she felt hopeless… or could she?
Halo Found Hope is the story of a beautiful, busy wife, and mother of three whose life changes instantly with the diagnosis of a rare brain tumor. An exceptional ENT, a brilliant neurosurgeon and a dedicated medical team tackle the tumor, setting off a series of unbelievable miracles. Helo’s story is not one of survival, or of salvaging a life through a broken body. It is not about endurance through pain, but victory because of it. While the family heard her silence, God heard her prayer. Helo’s story is simply this: Wherever you are and whatever you are going through, God is right there. He doesn’t need to be recognized by you, to be there for you. He can replace fear with courage and discouragement with determination, if you let Him. Helo did, and that is how she found hope.

My Review

What a powerful story! What an awesome testimony!
Halo’s memoir is heart-wrenching and hope filled.
Halo found hope and now she is sharing it with everyone who will read her story.
What happens when your entire world falls out from under you?
What do you do when the unexpected happens?
God willing….you do what Halo did- you cling to hope with everything in you.
You cling to God.
Journey with the author through every difficult moment from diagnosis to recovery and be inspired!
This book was difficult to read at times, I cannot imagine living it.
But Halo not only survived…she continues to thrive and I know will continue to inspire others wherever her story is shared.
Praise God for Halo!
The truth is…we all will face difficulties in life…some greater than others, but when we allow God to work His plan in us- something amazing happens, something miraculous! God is up to something good in every single storm, if we trust Him. Halo did! And I think her story will inspire you to do the same.