Medusa has touched the hearts of readers in ways I hadn't predicted when I started journaling this memoir during sleepless nights after receiving a scary medical diagnosis. Growing up with illness in my family, I dreaded the health journey ahead of me, and writing down my thoughts in a journal relieved some of my worries.
What actually happened in the years after the leukemia diagnosis is something else I never predicted, Meredith MacLeod learns--after struggling for years--how to flourish in a new, challenging life. Her parents and oldest sister travel ahead of Meredith in this same adventure, as the early chapters of the memoir reveal. It is Meredith's own faith, however, that lifts her from the depths of despair to a wide, shimmering sea of hope in the memoir's conclusion.