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Saving Zali / Lisa Venables.

By: Venables, Lisa.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia : Pan Macmillan Australia, 2014Description: ix, 340 pages : colour illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781742612904; 1742612903.Subject(s): Venables, Lisa -- Family | Venables, Zali, 2007- -- Health | Cancer -- Patients -- Biography | Cancer -- Patients -- Family relationships | Mothers and daughters -- BiographyGenre/Form: Biographies.DDC classification: 362.19699/400922 Summary: Saving Zali is a mother's account of every parent's worst nightmare: a diagnosis of cancer with a shocking prognosis. In 2009, Lisa and Andrew Venables were told that their eighteen-month-old daughter Zali had Langerhan's cell histiocytosis, or LCH, a cancer resistant to chemotherapy and almost impossible to treat. Zali was given six weeks to live. It was the beginning of a journey of heartache and bravery as Zali battled daily for her life in Sydney's Westmead Hospital, with Lisa by her side at every step. Although Zali survived her original prognosis, her condition worsened dramatically. Her medical team ran out of options. Lisa and Andrew were told their daughter had hours to live. But then a controversial treatment was proposed, a treatment never before used for Zali's condition. What happened next was a medical miracle that proved that the extraordinary is possible. Heartfelt and beautifully told, this is the story of medical dedication, a child's tenacity and a mother's love.
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Lisa Venables faced every parent's nightmare when she rushed her eleven-month-old daughter Zali to hospital on Saturday 2 May, 2009. After a barrage of tests, little Zali was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called Langerhan's cell histiocytosis, or LCH. A cancer extremely hard to treat and resistant to chemotherapy. Lisa and her husband Andrew were told that survival rates were low and that they should plan for Zali's funeral. She had just six weeks to live. It was the beginning of a journey of heartache and bravery as Zali battled for every new day. Then with only hours left, a controversial treatment was proposed to save Zali's life. What happened next was a medical miracle that proved that the extraordinary is possible. This is a story of courage, faith and the strength of a mother's love.

Saving Zali is a mother's account of every parent's worst nightmare: a diagnosis of cancer with a shocking prognosis. In 2009, Lisa and Andrew Venables were told that their eighteen-month-old daughter Zali had Langerhan's cell histiocytosis, or LCH, a cancer resistant to chemotherapy and almost impossible to treat. Zali was given six weeks to live. It was the beginning of a journey of heartache and bravery as Zali battled daily for her life in Sydney's Westmead Hospital, with Lisa by her side at every step. Although Zali survived her original prognosis, her condition worsened dramatically. Her medical team ran out of options. Lisa and Andrew were told their daughter had hours to live. But then a controversial treatment was proposed, a treatment never before used for Zali's condition. What happened next was a medical miracle that proved that the extraordinary is possible. Heartfelt and beautifully told, this is the story of medical dedication, a child's tenacity and a mother's love.