Follow Me on My Journey (unpublished sample book blurb)

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds” (James 1:2).

Cara Sampson knows about trials. She realizes something is wrong when she develops a maddening headache. Doctors insist she has a sinus infection, but when the symptoms persist after two courses of treatment, she knows she’s been misdiagnosed. When other problems present themselves, she turns to “Dr Google” and self-diagnoses it as brain cancer, but it will take some time for the doctors to confirm her conclusion.  Through it all, Cara struggles to remain optimistic, but she finds comfort in God, her faith, and serendipitous events that strengthen her belief in a higher power. Cara draws strength from the loving support of her husband, children, and God as she battles misdiagnoses, COVID restrictions, and endless tests on her journey to achieve a diagnosis and begin treatment, unexpectedly affirming her faith on the way.

This is not a book about trials; it is the story of one woman’s quest as she navigates the American health care system to find a diagnosis. It is a story about personal and spiritual growth and the author’s experiences as she grapples with a life-altering discovery while placing her trust and fate in the hands of a higher power.

Follow Me on My Journey is so much more than a book about a hardship. At its core, Follow Me is about the author’s relationship with her family and God. It also gives testimony to how, rather finding one’s diagnosis can be a transformative journey.