The Best Seven Years of My Life: The Story of an Unlikely Caregiver is a book about how a husband and son handle taking care of their loved one after a stroke. Chad’s mom had a stroke seven years before her death in 2017 and had various and serious medical issues during the last years of her life. Her stroke thrust Chad’s dad into the role of caretaker, a role he never anticipated. The book is about those 7 years.
Here’s Robert F. Daley’s review of the book:
“George Shannon had his life and marriage on cruise control…until his wife Carol suffered a life changing medical crisis. Carol’s crisis changed George’s life as well…but not at all in the way he expected. The Best Seven Years of My Life, written by George and his son Chad Patrick Shannon is a sometimes heartbreaking, often funny, and an always honest look at George and Carol’s lives – both before and after Carol’s crisis. The book provides an inspirational, in depth view of love and marriage and shows how love and devotion can overcome obstacles and hurdles no matter how difficult they may seem. George and Chad Patrick pull no punches in describing those seven years, and their narrative draws you in and ultimately leaves you spellbound as you see Carol’s unbelievable inner strength revealed. Her inner strength both humbles and inspires George to not only be a better husband but also a better man. The Best Seven Years of My Life is a must read for anyone who wants to be inspired and wants to be amazed at the power of love! Highly, highly recommended.”