Book Review by Linda Nourse – In Sickness and in Health: A Story of Love, Strength and Faith
Posted on July 16, 2017
by Wesley Thompson
In Sickness and In Health takes us through the journey of a young married couple, both professionals, whose future was looking very bright. Wesley Thompson, a pastor and his wife,Tanndra Thompson,a social worker are becoming established in their careers and looking forward to welcoming their first child when Tanndra is suddenly stricken with a mysterious and incapacitating illness. She is eventually diagnosed with Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis.Wesley’s story reflects the shock, fear, and confusion that every caregiver is familiar with when their life is suddenly and cruelly turned upside down by this devastating disease. With unflinching candor, Wesley shares his uncertainty and the frustration of not knowing what is happening to his young family and why. Faced with harsh realities and forced to make momentous decisions regarding the lives of his wife and unborn child, Wesley leans heavily on his faith as well as the unflagging support and encouragement of family, friends, and co-workers.In Sickness and In Health is a tribute to the power of love, commitment and, above all, faith, and how these qualities can triumph over adversity.
Reviewed by Linda Nourse, Caregiver/Patient advocate and support for The Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis Foundation.