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A story of hope.
If you’re a cancer patient or know and love someone who is on this difficult journey, this book was written for you. In a voice that will make you feel you’ve met a new, fun friend, Sarah shares in vivid detail the events surrounding her year of cancer treatments. She touches on both the terror and the humor that can be found in the little moments that are part fighting this awful disease. As a survivor and a champion determined to foster better understanding of the dos and don’ts with cancer patients, Sarah provides a story of hope to all who read this.
Praise for The Cancer Channel book
Sarah McDonald is one of the most inspiring people I know. This book captures what I had the opportunity to see in person when I was CEO of eBay—how her authenticity, positive mindset and true courage helped transform everyone around her.
John DonahoeCEO of Nike
The Cancer Channel offers us a front passenger seat on the journey to fight cancer. Whether you are battling it yourself, know someone who is, or want to read an incredible story of raw and real resilience—this book is for you.
Kate BerardoVice President of Leader Development at Meta
This is the book you hope you or a loved one will never need to read. The Cancer Channel is Sarah’s personal and unvarnished experience with the belief that cancer becomes less scary when we can talk openly about it. With humility and humor, she brilliantly shares her personal struggle to help bring hope and courage to anyone in their fight against cancer.
Eric Ryanco-founder of method and OLLY
Equal parts heartbreaking and hopeful, this is a wonderful story of perseverance amidst an improbable battle with not one but two cancers. Sarah brings this to life in a witty and engaging way that gives you real insight into what it is really like to go toe-to-toe with this terrible disease—and come out on the other side.
Rob FauberPresident & Chief Executive Officer at Moody’s Corporation
I highly recommend this book for patients, caregivers, and their family and friends. Sarah provides an intimate and honest view of her cancer journey, while at the same time providing hope that better days lay ahead for anyone facing a health challenge.
Dave Linnco-founder of Cycle for Survival
Visceral, hilarious, devastating, and hopeful, Sarah McDonald has opened an intimate window to the lived experience of cancer and survivorship. I’d recommend this read to anyone in health care to remember why we do the work. I am a better clinician for it.
Lyra B. Olson, PhDDoctor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
The Cancer Channel summary
At 44, Sarah McDonald was newly married, newly promoted, and planning pregnancy. It felt like a time of new beginnings in her life when suddenly she was diagnosed with a rare, incurable cancer. Two months later she was diagnosed with another, unrelated cancer. During this struggle, her father’s cancer, ten years in remission, returned and added new challenges but also a cancer buddy to her world. Told in an honest and oftentimes vulnerable voice, Sarah recounts a year of difficult stories in lighthearted and humorous ways. Readers of this book will laugh and cry – and find it very difficult to set down.
Excerpts from The Cancer Channel
“Mommy. I keep all of my magic in my heart. Is that where you keep yours?” I am sitting with my girl across my lap on the dense, cozy rug in front of our couch. It is mid-afternoon and I have picked her up early from her after school program so that she can have…
The first mammogram and sonogram The imaging center didn’t have an appointment for a couple of weeks. Since I was new to my job at eBay, I got the first mammogram appointment of the day at 8:00 am to minimize time off work. It wasn’t supposed to take more than thirty minutes. (more…)
The week following the FNA (fine needle aspiration), I was preparing for a two-day offsite with Devin’s senior leadership team. We would kick off the event with a dinner at a fancy steakhouse and then spend Thursday and Friday hammering through the agenda Devin and I had agreed upon. It was to be my first…
My friend Tripti has a special room in her home for her yoga practice. It is a serene room where once you close the door, all sounds from her home disappear. You cannot hear her Bernese Mountain Dog, Otis, bounding up and down the stairs or playing with his stuffed toys. You cannot hear her…
Sarah E. McDonald photo by Renee Marie Photography
About the Author
Sarah E. McDonald is two-time cancer survivor and one-time mother of daughter, Rory. She has spent the majority of her 30-year career in the technology industry, 14 years of which were at eBay, including the period while she was battling cancer. Sarah received her MBA from Cornell University and her BA from Occidental College. Beyond cancer, Sarah is interested in all things people-related – especially when paired with food, wine, the outdoors, and/or music. Sarah lives in Mill Valley, CA with her husband, Geoff, and daughter, Rory. The Cancer Channel is her first book.
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