For This I Am Grateful, written by Vernon resident and author Christine Thelker is a deeply personal look at her life as a relatively young person diagnosed with Early Onset Dementia.
Taking readers on the very raw, real, and sometimes tragic, yet oftentimes humorous, journey of her diagnosis. For This I Am Grateful shares Thelker’s acceptance of this condition and her fight to achieve happiness and understanding in this new reality.
Thelker goes in-depth to share the daily struggles, and changes of her unpredictable condition, but also the triumphs, laughs, and tears while learning to rebuild her life and continuing to persevere despite her terminal illness.
While dementia may be a terminal illness, the key message to Thelker’s writing is that it is possible to continue to live life with purpose, hope, and joy. For This I Am Grateful is not only a beautiful story of perseverance but also one that can serve as a resource for others for years to come