For John and Tricia Smith, life couldn't get any better. After years of waiting and praying, they were finally parents, gaining permanent custody of their adopted daughter.And then life couldn't get any worse.In Amelia's Long Journey, John chronicles the joys of becoming a parent and raising a beautiful little girl, and the terror of almost losing her. With the skill of a journalist and the heart of father, John lovingly chronicles Amelia's life: her early carefree years, her chronic illnesses, the diagnosis of a cancerous brain tumor, the surgeries, the treatments, the remissions, the relapse, the recovery.In a series of heartwarming and heart-wrenching newspaper columns dedicated to Amelia, John L. Smith shares the nightmare his daughter has lived since she was eight years old, and the courage, the humor, and optimism she has shown throughout. Amelia's Long Journey is not only a story about a brave girl's fight against cancer, but a story about a precious little girl's love for life.
About John L. Smith
John L. Smith writes a four-times-a-week column for the Las Vegas Review-Journal. This prize-winning columnist has published many books, including, Of Rats and Men: Oscar Goodman's Life from Mob Mouthpiece to Mayor of Las Vegas and No Limit: The Rise and Fall of Bob Stupak. A fourth-generation Nevadan, he lives in Las Vegas with his wife Tricia and daughter Amelia.