by Clair Bradshaw. The news of a life-threatening condition is one of the most difficult things an individual (and his or her loved ones) can hear. The fear, anxiety, and worry that accompany it can leave patients reeling as they look toward an uncertain future. Author Clair Bradshaw sensitively details steps that patients and their loved ones can take as they work toward acceptance. Sections include: Recognize your emotions, Rally your resources, Call in the pros, Make room for gratitude, Hang on to hope, Just breathe, Create new memories, and Count yourself lucky.