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Best Friends are Like Suspenders: They Hold You Up When You Are Falling Down
by Beverly B Van Horn   

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Relationships

Publisher:  Beverly's, Ltd. ISBN-10:  0967188555 Type: 
Pages: 

144

Copyright:  January 4, 2004
Non-Fiction

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This narrative non-fiction reveals the importance of friendship to women's well-being when they are going through crisis; in this case a woman who loses a daughter to AIDS.

Lacey was taking blood from a full blown AIDS patient when a nurse bumped into her causing her to stick herself with the needle. She rushed to the laboratory and vomited.

Excerpt
In catching up with Lin, Bev was shocked to hear that Lacey had tried to commit suicide. Shedidn't realize Lacey had been so depressed. She lost friends when they found out she was HIV positive and she was so sick. She couldn't keep food down. Her medications kept her so groggy she was afraid to drive her car. So she saved her pills to take all at once. Her stomach was pumped out in the nick of time and she survived. She tried committing suicide again and again months later until she was put into a psychiatric hospital.

Professional Reviews

Dr. Kevin Carmichael
This true story is a touching portrayal of what best friends mean to each other when tragedy occurs.

Steve Quinlan, CEO Long Realty
If you want to learn how to conquer your fears of such a dreaded disease as AIDS, read this true story of how friends stick together and keep hope anew no matter how grim the diagnosis. Startling statistics don't reveal the heartfelt loss of losing a loved one to this disease but reading this true story does.


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Reader Reviews for "Best Friends are Like Suspenders: They Hold You Up When You Are Falling Down"

Reviewed by Beverly Van Horn 11/29/2003
"It is absolutely heartbreaking to read what Lacey and Lin went through." Susan V.
"I want to purchase 4 more copies to send to friends. My heartstrings have been touched." Johnna F.
"It's a good read." Carol P.

"It's very interesting, funny, sad, insightful, all those things that make a personal recollection of someone you love worthwhile to have." Jeff M.

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