Praise

“This book is the rare combination of practical tools, biblical wisdom, and sweet companionship for those who walk the lonely road of chronic illness, as well as for those who love and support them.  As an author who specializes in the field of caregiving, who has cared for ill and dying loved ones, and as  a believer who has lived with chronic illness for more than a decade, I cannot more enthusiastically recommend Wendy Wallace’s Doing Well At Being Sick.  It is a must-read for caregivers, medical practitioners, hospice workers, pastors, counselors, and provides valuable material for enrichment and educational seminars, as well as a wealth of practical resources for living with the challenges of chronic illness.”-Shelly Beach, author of Precious Lord, Take My Hand and Ambushed By Grace

“As a 24/7 caregiver for my husband, Doing Well At Being Sick is by far the most helpful and spirit-lifting resource that has come my way.  Wendy has combined the practical and the inspirational for those of us who are experiencing long-term illness, and for those who love and care for us.”  -Ethel M. Jensen, pastor’s wife for over 60 years, and full-time caregiver for her husband who is living with dementia.

“Wendy’s book is not about surviving illness.  It is about the emotional, physical and spiritual growth of a triumphant life that has been filled with hope, healing, and inspiration.  Her writing takes us inside her journey and at the same time offers practical advice for anyone suffering illness and for those who love them.  It is rare to find a book that teaches and touches the reader.  This is such a book.”  -Robert J. Ackerman, PhD, Professor and Director of the Mid-Atlantic Addiction Research & Training Institute at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and a co-founder of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics.

“I recommend Doing Well At Being Sick to both medical professionals and patients.  Whether a prospective patient is facing a routine medical procedure or is in the midst of a crisis, Wendy Wallace’s advice is practical and founded in a positive attitude.” –Spencer Maidlow, President/CEO of Covenant HealthCare System, Saginaw, MI

“Wendy gives people solutions. The information on how to negotiate the health care system, dealing with physicians, and all the frustrations encountered are on target.  Inspirational and informative to others with chronic disease.” –Carole Dodge, OTR, CHT, University of Michigan Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

“Doing Well at Being Sick is an inspiring story, an informative handbook, and a practical road map.  It serves caregivers as well as care receivers with a heartfelt testimony to the kind of holistic healing that should mark every Christian’s journey into well being.”  -Quentin J. Schultze, PhD, Arthur H. DeKruyter Chair, DeVos Communication Center, Calvin College

“You’ve heard that we learn more in the valleys than on the mountaintops.  Wendy Wallace has lived this maxim.  Doing Well At Being Sick tugs at your heart, yet tickles your funny bone.  You’re about to draw wisdom, perspective, and hope from a gifted and godly woman.”  -John D. Beckett, Chairman, The Beckett Companies, and author of Loving Monday and Mastering Monday

“This book is a must read!  I have read it twice and will keep it ever handy as a powerful tool not only for health-care workers but caregivers, ministers, patients, and families that struggle in understanding how a loving God could allow good people to suffer.. Wendy’s faith, wisdom, and friendship have not only inspired me as a nurse but have directly influenced my life, family, future, and spiritual growth.. Doing Well at Being Sick introduces the reader to a magnificent woman, and illustrates her journey through incredible health crises and personal challenges, utilizing common sense, personal responsibility, biblical scholarship and divine grace as guidance.”  -Pamela F Stevenson RN, BSN, MPS, Practice Management Coordinator, University of Michigan Medical Center

Doing Well At Being Sick is chock-full of practical and useful ideas for the sick, the well, and those seeking a right relationship with God.  Wendy’s style grabs the reader from the first sentence and almost demands a complete reading in one session.  The amalgam of her personal health journey, useful tools for navigating the health system, and the overriding spiritual aspects is potent and powerful.” –Sherri Plank, educator and caregiver for her mother through decades of physical challenges

“This is a wonderful, inspirational work that should help any patient maneuvering the health-care system succeed in overcoming the many challenges of chronic illness.”  -W. Joseph McCune, MD, Michael H. and Marcia S. Klein Professor of Rheumatic Diseases, University of Michigan