The Mission Walker by Edie Littlefield Sundby
This story is not about avoiding death. It’s about living life.
Immerse yourself in the amazing story of Edie Littlefield Sundby, who, after being told she had only 3 months to live, survived 79 rounds of chemotherapy, radical liver and lung surgeries, and then walked 800 miles along the California Mission Trail, averaging 14 miles a day, and stopping at life-giving missions to revive her body and her soul.
When she finished she yearned to walk the mission trail from its start – in Mexico. But no one had traversed that trail in 250 years.
As you will learn in the pages of this book, Edie doesn’t care about what some deem impossible. It is that spirit that has allowed her to live, despite the odds.
With fading strength and only one lung, she walked another 800 miles through the rugged mountains and deserts of Baja Mexico to the California border. In a walk of triumph, of harrowing adventure, and of spiritual enlightenment, she carried her mortality in every step and in the process opened up a profound communion with God and his creation, and the true meaning of life.
And all of this with a terminal cancer that was chasing her every step of the way. It still is, and she continues to walk with it every day.
My Thoughts: While I saw the summary of The Mission Walker I was immediately interested in reading it. The book is full of hope and courage and absolutely inspiring. Almost anyone can imagine themselves in her position, she was very healthy and then hit with the diagnose. This book is in her voice and goes through her journey of finding out she has cancer, to treatment and then her journey. The whole book shows her bravery and is such an encouragement to anyone facing something similar. It’s well worth reading and makes a great gift if you know someone going through a hard issue.