Never Give Up was written by Ruthe Rosen, mother of the beautiful Karla who at 14 years old was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. When Karla passed away Ruthe and her husband Michael founded the Let It Be Foundation, a nonprofit organization that helps meet the needs of families with children who have been diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses. Reading Never Give Up: How to find Hope and Purpose in Adversity was a gift to my soul.
I walked away from the book really understanding in a way I hadn’t fully understood before that all of life is a gift, including everything that comes in and out of our lives. Problems are nothing more than I matter of perspective, and Karla Ann Asch-Rosen had the most incredible and wise perspective on life! Ruthe teaches us that you can get through your pain, even when you can’t see the light.
This book will fill your eyes with tears, but it will also fill your heart with love. A different kind of love than most of us have ever known. A love for someone you don’t know. Someone you have never met, but whose life has touched you so deeply you will never forget.
As soon as you read this book you’ll know what a gift Karla was and still is to this world, and how blessed we are to have her Mom, Ruthe, sharing her story. I would very much love for you to read Never Give Up. It will not only enrich your life, but the lives of others as proceeds from the book go to The Let It Be Foundation.
Your appreciation for your children, for your loved ones will be enlightened. You will never look at them the same way again.
Thank you, Karla for enriching my life and the lives of my family. Your love still shines bright!
Never Give Up!
A few Quotes from Never Give Up: How to Find Hope and Purpose in Adversity by Ruthe Rosen
p. 103 “Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, only saps today of its joy.” ~Leo Buscaglia
p. 115 “When your worst fear stares you in the face, don’t turn away; if you can find the courage to look it in the eye, you’ve accepted God’s great gift of strength.” ~Ruthe Rosen
p.121 “Without faith, nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible.” ~Mary McLeod Bethane
p. 126 “Learning to let go isn’t about accepting loss, it’s about letting the person you love live life to the fullest, even when it means sharing them with others.” ~Ruthe Rosen
p. 141 “And in the end it is not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.” ~Abraham Lincoln