About the Book and Author

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When God Intervenes
By Dabney Hedegard

About the Book

"She'll never make it through the night."

When Dabney Hedegard was six weeks pregnant, doctors discovered an eight-inch tumor embedded in her chest. She was diagnosed with cancer and opted to postpone treatment until further along in her pregnancy. This marked the beginning of a ten-year battle against cancer, cardiomyopathy, mitral valve prolapse, pulmonary embolism, acute pneumonia, kidney failure, respiratory failure, and heart failure.

In each instance, Dabney was given less than a 30 percent chance of surviving, and twice doctors told her husband "She'll never make it through the night." But each time the doctors had given up hope, God intervened, miraculously rescuing Dabney from death's doorstep. Part medical drama, part account of divine intervention, Dabney's extraordinary story is a fast-paced, emotional roller-coaster ride that will have you crying one moment and cheering the next. Dabney's journey is an indisputable testament to the undeniable power of prayer.

About the Author

Dabney Hedegard is a writer, speaker, and professional patient. At twenty-five-years-old, a football-sized-tumor entangled vital organs in Dabney's chest, alerting doctors to the cancer attacking her body. But the greater fear stealing their focus grew inches below the mass: a six-week-old baby. The disease and the decision to keep her child marked the beginning of her battles with nine life-threatening illnesses, and four near-death experiences.

Dabney graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University with a BA in Theater. In addition to writing for The Good News newspaper, Dabney speaks at local churches, MOPS groups, women's conferences and crisis pregnancy centers. Her and her husband, Jason, live in South Florida with their four children. The Hedegards attend Calvary Church in Jupiter.

Dabney enjoys interacting with readers on her website, www.dabneyland.com.

7/1/2013 4:00:00 AM
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