The story of a young girl confronted with a debilitating disease beyond her comprehension. ...the riveting and epic tale of her courage, strength and determination in defying an unimaginable horror that stalked her from the time she was in grade school. ...this is the narrative of how one small girl, in the midst of her doctors' seeming ambivalence and ignorance, and her parents' frustration and uncertainty, turns the tables on the monster growing inside her. An older brother's betrayal of sibling duty and responsibility created the monster that wanted to consume her, creating the dark tunnel of fear that would prove her that would prove her nemesis and impediment. Could she use the tenets of her education and intellect to overcome the tempest that roiled inside, and defeat the monster that lurked within?