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Gasping for Air, by Sara Lawler Smith

Gasping for Air is an emotional journey that follows Sara Smith, a vibrant and successful thirty-two-year-old, as her life takes an unexpected turn. After recently relocating, finding love, and excelling in her nursing career, Sara’s world is shattered when a sudden lung collapse lands her in the hospital with a devastating diagnosis and an uncertain future.

With a unique blend of raw emotion, candidness, biting sarcasm, and occasional expletives, Gasping for Air captures Sara’s struggle to come to terms with a rare and incurable lung disease. This powerful narrative resonates with readers who may not always have the perfect coping mechanisms, reminding them that it’s okay to feel messy and enraged when confronted with life-altering illness.

Through the highs and lows of Sara’s journey, the book explores the complexities of navigating an otherwise healthy life that has been forever changed. Gasping for Air offers solace and understanding to those who have faced similar challenges, while providing a universal message of resilience and self-acceptance in the face of adversity.

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