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Without a Word - How a Boy's Unspoken Love Changed Everything

Jill Kelly

"Your son has been diagnosed with a fatal genetic disease called Krabbe Leukodystrophy. There is no treatment and no cure. I will do everything I can to help your son. But the disease has already progressed so fast that I don't think he will live to see his second birthday." With these words, pro football Hall of Famer Jim Kelly and his wife, Jill, were catapulted from a seemingly fairy-tale life of celebrity into a world of private struggle and medical uncertainty. What the public didn't know, however, was that behind the scenes lurked more than a family's pain at the dire prognosis of their only son. Hunter's illness exposed the troubled depths of a marriage that had long been shadowed by uncertainties of its own. For eight years the future was unwritten, with Hunter defying all medical odds and his parents pursuing every means to save his life. Meanwhile, Jim and Jill's marriage continued to fail yet was held together only by their love for their kids and their determined hope for Hunter. Though Hunter's illness prevented him from ever speaking a word, his will and unconditional love spoke volumes to his family and all who knew him. And in time, the light of Hunter's silent, all-too-brief life shone into the darkened corners of Jim and Jill's lives, leading them to authentic faith, a restored relationship, and the establishment of a foundation that is reaching other families with terminally ill children around the world. Without a Word transparently shares it all: The heartbreaking moments . . . and those Jill would love to relive. Moments that add up to a time filled with unimaginable pain . . . and indescribable joy. Moments that silently transformed the hearts of every member of her family . . . and changed their lives forever. Moments that may even change your heart and life, too.

"Your son has been diagnosed with a fatal genetic disease called Krabbe Leukodystrophy. There is no treatment and no cure. I will do everything I can to help your son. But the disease has already progressed so fast that I don't think he will live to see his second birthday." With these words, pro football Hall of Famer Jim Kelly and his wife, Jill, were catapulted from a seemingly fairy-tale life of celebrity into a world of private struggle and medical uncertainty. What the public didn't know, however, was that behind the scenes lurked more than a family's pain at the dire prognosis of their only son. Hunter's illness exposed the troubled depths of a marriage that had long been shadowed by uncertainties of its own. For eight years the future was unwritten, with Hunter defying all medical odds and his parents pursuing every means to save his life. Meanwhile, Jim and Jill's marriage continued to fail yet was held together only by their love for their kids and their determined hope for Hunter. Though Hunter's illness prevented him from ever speaking a word, his will and unconditional love spoke volumes to his family and all who knew him. And in time, the light of Hunter's silent, all-too-brief life shone into the darkened corners of Jim and Jill's lives, leading them to authentic faith, a restored relationship, and the establishment of a foundation that is reaching other families with terminally ill children around the world. Without a Word transparently shares it all: The heartbreaking moments . . . and those Jill would love to relive. Moments that add up to a time filled with unimaginable pain . . . and indescribable joy. Moments that silently transformed the hearts of every member of her family . . . and changed their lives forever. Moments that may even change your heart and life, too.
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"Your son has been diagnosed with a fatal genetic disease called Krabbe Leukodystrophy. There is no treatment and no cure. I will do everything I can to help your son. But the disease has already progressed so fast that I don't think he will live to see his second birthday." With these words, pro football Hall of Famer Jim Kelly and his wife, Jill, were catapulted from a seemingly fairy-tale life of celebrity into a world of private struggle and medical uncertainty. What the public didn't know, however, was that behind the scenes lurked more than a family's pain at the dire prognosis of their only son. Hunter's illness exposed the troubled depths of a marriage that had long been shadowed by uncertainties of its own. For eight years the future was unwritten, with Hunter defying all medical odds and his parents pursuing every means to save his life. Meanwhile, Jim and Jill's marriage continued to fail yet was held together only by their love for their kids and their determined hope for Hunter. Though Hunter's illness prevented him from ever speaking a word, his will and unconditional love spoke volumes to his family and all who knew him. And in time, the light of Hunter's silent, all-too-brief life shone into the darkened corners of Jim and Jill's lives, leading them to authentic faith, a restored relationship, and the establishment of a foundation that is reaching other families with terminally ill children around the world. Without a Word transparently shares it all: The heartbreaking moments . . . and those Jill would love to relive. Moments that add up to a time filled with unimaginable pain . . . and indescribable joy. Moments that silently transformed the hearts of every member of her family . . . and changed their lives forever. Moments that may even change your heart and life, too.

Language:

English

Length:

6h 53m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:19


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:54


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

13:41


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

17:47


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

17:18


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:29


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

31:19


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:05


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

13:48


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

18:10


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

15:47


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

20:25


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

16:53


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

24:28


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

19:24


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:05


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

15:27


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

15:53


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

15:48


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

17:00


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:20


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

14:10


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:02


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:12


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

13:31


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

25:59


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:20


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:56


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:43