Sun, 11 Aug | Upstairs at Better Read Than Dead

Cheryl Koenig on In My Blood

Cheryl Koenig OAM is an exemplar of resilience. She discusses her fifth book, In My Blood, a memoir about the qualities necessary to not only survive a life-threatening diagnosis and a subsequent insidiously painful disease, but to thrive in spite of them.
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Cheryl Koenig on In My Blood

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11 Aug 2019, 3:00 pm – 4:10 pm
Upstairs at Better Read Than Dead, 265 King Street, Newtown NSW, Australia

About The Event

Cheryl Koenig OAM is an exemplar of resilience and how to lead an extraordinary life from ordinary beginnings. She joins us to discuss her fifth book, In My Blood, a moving memoir about the qualities necessary to not only survive a life-threatening diagnosis and a subsequent insidiously painful disease, but to thrive in spite of them.

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Cheryl will talk about In My Blood and her other books, including With Just One Suitcase.

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About the Book

Cheryl’s is a story about never giving up, nor giving in. Most importantly, however, it is a love story that knows no limits. It follows on from her book With Just One Suitcase, where she met her soulmate, Rob, at fifteen and is still happily married to him after a turbulent life where hers, and her eldest son’s mortality was questioned.

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With her fearless spirit, Cheryl reveals the mindset that helped her survive, along with some courageous admissions regarding her perceived character flaws. But despite her frankness in discussing life after blood cancer, she is not a victim. Indeed, many of time’s greatest achievements are unknown to others.

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The world is full of unknown achievers who have found a way to stay hopeful despite being fractured on life’s battlefields. They each demonstrate that the path of a champion lies within. They each are resilient.

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About the Author

Cheryl Koenig OAM is the 2009 NSW Woman of the Year. She volunteers much of her free time assisting in development of government policy and services in the health care arena, as well as speaking at various Medical Conferences; Rotary and other Community Groups; Carer Support Groups and/or Disability Groups; including training days for clinical networks or those who work in the disability arena.

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Through tireless fundraising efforts, she has helped raise $250,000 for various health care services and non-government support groups, and she is passionate about advocating for carers to be validated for the important role they play in society.

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She was born, and still resides, in the southern suburbs of Sydney. She met her soul mate, Rob, whilst still in school and married at the age of just nineteen. More than thirty years later she is still very happily married and has two treasured sons. 

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