Title: When Breath Becomes Air
Author: Paul Kalanithi
Author’s Website: http://paulkalanithi.com/
Dr Perera’s Rating:
This is a poignant story of a doctor who is diagnosed with cancer just as he’s about to complete his training as a neurosurgeon. The work was was published posthumously by his wife. It is a tail of struggle, tragedy and triumph for a young surgeon whose life was tragically cut short. The story strikes a chord in each one of us as we struggle through our daily grind and it serves as a stark reminder that we don’t know what’s around the next corner waiting for us. The story depicts one man’s unwavering faith and a battle against the odds. Ultimately, it is Kalanithi’s life that is the triumph, and not his demise.