Derek's Gift (Hardcover)

A True Story of Love, Courage and Lessons Learned

By Michael Tougias, Buck Harris

Nortia Press, 9781940503080, 118pp.

Publication Date: April 22, 2014

List Price: 21.99*
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When high school senior Derek Scheckman was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, he began keeping a journal filled with insights. Bestselling author Michael J. Tougias and teacher Buck Harris take us through Derek's journal and the lessons we can learn from it, as well as the amazing journey of the five key people Derek's life. This story shows us the true meaning of love and courage, and has the ability to enrich us all.

If you liked "Tuesdays With Morrie," "The Fault in Our Stars" or "The Last Lecture," you must read "Derek's Gift." Perhaps your life journey will change as a result.

About the Author

Michael Tougias is the author of 21 books, including "Ten Hours Until Dawn: The True Story of Heroism and Tragedy Aboard the Can Do," " Fatal Forecast: An Incredible True Tale of Disaster and Survival at Sea," and co-author of "The Finest Hours: The Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue" (soon to be a major motion picture by Disney).

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Buck Harris is the High School Health Teacher that brought Derek's journal into school systems, and uses its insights to help improve the lives of students.