At the age of eighteen, Hazel Stapleton suddenly went from being a healthy, active teenager who had just embarked on a career in nursing, to being chronically ill, with numerous serious health complications developing over the subsequent years, leaving her house-bound and now mainly bed-bound. Since her diagnosis with the neuroimmune disorder ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis), Hazel has realized that many people are unaware of the impact and serious nature of this illness, which is often portrayed as a psychological problem.
In this book, through telling of her own experiences of ME, she seeks to raise awareness about this devastating condition and the effects it has on people’s lives.
I appreciated reading Hazel’s witness to the Lord’s grace in saving her, and all His subsequent dealings, which comes over very well and much to His glory. I trust the information given about ME may open the eyes of people to take this condition seriously, especially the medical profession.
Rev. John Thackway, Pastor, Holywell Evangelical Church
It was most moving to read of the way the Lord has led Hazel these past years, and I was richly blessed by her regular reminders that God is sovereign in every detail of our lives.
Derek French, Elder, Hanney Chapel near Wantage
This book documents Hazel’s life both before and since her illness. No, it isn’t cheerful to read about a chronic illness and some of the difficulties both with diagnosis and in terms of management of the condition. Yet Hazel is a Christian and is clear that she has a hope greater than this life. Of course, this book is of relevance to people with ME, but it is also relevant to those of us who have been given many years of good health. It is easy to moan and forget to be thankful for this gift. It is encouraging to be reminded of the Lord and His promises.
Sarah Jones, former consultant physician, London
About The Author
Hazel Stapleton is originally from North Somerset. She was diagnosed with ME in 1991. Since then her health has deteriorated, and she is now house-bound and most of the time bed-bound. Hazel lives with her parents in County Down, Northern Ireland.
NB My books are written with the aim of trying to help others; I do not make any money from them.