Friday morning, 14 May 2010, Claire Snyman opens her eyes to find the room spinning around her, the light fixture dancing above. Then she develops her first migraine ever. What is this all about?

She must be overdoing it at work.book_cover

But it’s not too much work: it’s a benign brain tumor. The diagnosis completely blindsides 34-year-old Claire and her family. Together they face the new reality of her condition while trying to navigate conflicting medical advice and cope with her new onset of symptoms.

In Two Steps Forward, Claire documents her personal awakening as she learns to be her body’s own advocate through the often-harrowing journey of life with a brain tumor, her misdiagnosis and the brain surgery and recovery that followed. This inspirational story of a woman, mother and wife is told with honesty, clarity and revelation.

Two Steps Forward is a compelling book for readers walking a similar path, but also for those facing a life-changing situation or for anyone looking for a positive and inspiring story.

Join Claire as she walks the path that changed her life and perspective forever.

“Claire’s book is a testament to what the human spirit can do. She recollects her experiences with a passion and elegance, but at the same time with the strength that characterized her journey from diagnosis, to neurological compromise, to treatment, and towards recovery.”

Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, MD, FAANS, FACS 

Professor of Neurological Surgery and Oncology, Neuroscience, and Cellular and Molecular Medicine/ Director, Brain Tumor Surgery Program, Johns Hopkins Bayview Hospital/ Director, Pituitary Surgery Program, Johns Hopkins Hospital/ Director, Brain Tumor Stem Cell Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University.

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A donation from the proceeds of each book sold will be made to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada and to Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa and his team in the Brain Tumor Stem Cell Research Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA. Read more here.

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