Joni James Aldrich
HOPE - a one-syllable word that will keep you going when all of the more impressive words have failed to sustain you.
Joni James Aldrich

Joni's Books

The Saving of Gordon  

The Saving of Gordon: Lifelines to W-I-N Against Cancer—The story of Gordon Aldrich’s battle with cancer, this book offers straightforward, step-by-step advice that will give readers the tools they need to have a fighting chance against cancer, including vital information about what it takes—emotionally and physically—to be an effective cancer caregiver. Knowledge is your armor; the right treatment is your weapon.

The Cancer Patient W-I-N Book  

The Cancer Patient W-I-N Book: Our Cancer Fight Journal—A companion to The Saving of Gordon, this useful workbook offers a place for you to document information about your treatment, write notes before, during, and after visits to your doctor, organize your thoughts, keep up with upcoming appointments, and much more.

The Losing of Gordon  

The Losing of Gordon: A Beacon Through the Storm Called “Grief"—Written around a series of letters that Joni wrote to her husband Gordon, this book teaches that although everyone grieves differently, the only way forward is to take one small step at a time.


Connecting through Compassion: Guidance for Family and Friends of a Brain Cancer Patient —The mental, physical, and emotional changes after a brain cancer diagnosis can be felt quickly, are usually more severe, and can be a precursor to end-of-life. After experiencing this with her husband, Joni offers this book to help others because it wasn’t available when she desperately needed it.


Understanding with Compassion: Help for Loved Ones and Caregivers of a Brain Illness Patient —Insights to help you with the personality and behavior changes that a dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, or stroke care receiver might experience.


Our Daily Connection —Our Daily Connection: Our Journal for Brain Illness Caregivers to Share Facts, Fun and Feelings—A thirty-one day journal for noting everything from changes in the patient to expressed emotions of both the caregiver and care receiver. Activities have been proven to improve negative behavior in brain illness patients, so each of the thirty days has a "Theme of the Day" designed to break up the "same old, same old" routines and add a little fun, including songs, activities and food designed around that theme.

What Can Joni Do For Your Organization

Learn more about Joni and her books on her other web sites!

The Cancer Lifeline

Grief Beacon

Connecting Through Compassion

Understanding With Compassion

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