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Happy, peaceful lives can be swept up in a whirlwind of upheaval and disaster. Kim Gemmell knows this all too well after her quiet life spirals out of control when her second child, her son Avery, is born with a serious, life-threatening heart defect. Having a baby is supposed to be one of the most joyous experiences in a woman’s life—but not this time, not for Kim.

You will be captivated by this rollercoaster ride Kim’s life takes you on. One after another, devastating circumstances beyond Kim’s control continue to bombard her and her family and test their will. You will be amazed by their strength and resiliency as they face a series of tragedies. Laughter and tears will fill your soul as you wrap yourself in this heartwarming true story. You will be left with a better understanding of the power of the human spirit, and your heart will forever harbor a greater compassion and gratitude for your own life.

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What People Are Saying:

“I usually set aside one hour before bedtime to read, but when I started reading Bravery, I couldn't stop. I was up until 3:00 in the morning before I finally put it down! I felt like I was along side Kim while she vividly tells her climatic story with such raw emotion. So many families who are going through a crisis, or who have had trauma at some point in their life, will tremendously benefit from the inspiration Bravery bestows. I was captivated with the family, and all the doctors and nurses who made it their mission to do everything in their power to ensure Avery's survival.”

Reid Warner

“Kim Gemmell’s vivid descriptions put you right in the midst of the unfolding events as her critically ill baby—born with a rare heart defect—fights for his life. Through the pages of her journal that she kept after Avery was born, you catch a glimpse of a mother’s heart. Sometimes the words are heart wrenching, always honest, and yet, through it all, she holds onto hope for the future of her son, even when doctors give her no reason to hope. Her baby is a fighter, and so is she. The book is a real page-turner.”

Janet Seever
Writer with Wycliffe Bible Translators