At 34, Niyati Tamaskar was diagnosed with cancer while she was breastfeeding her second child. As an engineer, she realized that she was a statistical outlier because this only occurs in 3% of lactating women. As an Indian, she came to realize the all-too-common truth that people with serious illness are often shunned and discussing a disease like cancer is frowned up. She chose not to be silent and challenged the cultural norm by writing a memoir about her journey.
The result is a transparent, no-holds-barred account of her diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. Equal parts raw, inspiring, and laugh-out-loud absurd, Unafraid offers a gripping chronicle of one woman's fight to assert her humanity and strength, come hell or high water. The reader will find the many moments of despair and anguish eclipsed by accounts of the outpouring of love, support, and prayer Tamaskar received. Friends and family came together to make her battle surmountable-and even hopeful.
Tamaskar's story is one of courage, vulnerability, and having the gumption to laugh in the face of cancer.
All proceeds of the book are donated to the American Cancer Society.