gloria"Saving Each Other is a love story, a medical mystery, and also the proof we badly need that cooperation beats competition every time. This is an irresistible book that inspires readers—and could reform experts.” ~ Gloria Steinem


 kathy"Sometimes we're given a physical or spiritual challenge that we have no idea how we're going to rise to. In this riveting account of a mother-daughter love story and their urgent search for a cure, we're made aware of the power that dwells inside utter necessity. By the end of this book, you'll laugh, cry, rage, and rejoice...and you'll feel that lovely connection to life that you only get when you pass through your dark night of the soul." ~ Kathy Freston, New York Times bestselling author of Quantum Wellness and The Lean

larry“This is a spectacular and gripping story of personal courage and entrepreneurial creativity, involving a mother and daughter. It is a story of medical researchers and disease detectives working hard to cure a young woman's frightening disease. The saga is ongoing, exciting and full of drama and hope.” ~ Larry Steinman MD, Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics Stanford University and Chairman of Immunology 2002-2011

 sherrySaving Each Other is a testament to a mother’s incredible strength and a daughter’s unshakable courage. However, it is so much more than that. The Guthy/Jackson family’s journey in fighting Ali’s disease – and their refusal to give up – is beyond inspirational; it is truly one of the greatest love stories I’ve ever read. This wonderful book will make you laugh and cry. But most of all, you will cheer for this amazing family’s unfailing tenacity and hope in the face of enormous obstacles and fear. Their fight will ultimately help save countless other lives.” ~ Sherry Lansing, CEO, The Sherry Lansing Foundation

 tony"I once said that life is found in the dance between your deepest desire and your greatest fear. Saving Each Other is about a pathway where two women face their greatest fears and experience their deepest desires together as they take on an incurable disease. It’s quickly obvious this disease is no match for the powerful combination of a mother’s love and devotion with a child’s hope, determination and will. You will be moved and inspired as you go on a journey with these two extraordinary women and find newfound courage within yourself." ~ Anthony Robbins, New York Times bestselling author, internationally acclaimed speaker, and peak performance expert

 garry“I’ve made a career telling inspirational women’s stories. This real life story is a triumph. Saving Each Other is about a mother and daughter bonding over love, maturity and survival. Victoria and Ali, two people I’ve admired for years, have written an incredibly moving and important story that must be shared.” ~ Garry Marshall

 dustin"The unstoppable power of these two extraordinary women is an unforgettable and inspirational experience you will carry in your heart forever." ~ Dustin Hoffman


 reese witherspoon“As a woman, mother, and close friend of the authors, I find this story deeply moving on so many levels. The work that I’ve seen Victoria, Ali, and the foundation undertake has been extraordinary, especially in bringing doctors together to share ideas and create a dialogue that wasn’t there before. As their experts grow closer to finding better, more effective treatments for this disease, they can open the door for solutions to many other diseases—and that’s just incredible!” ~ Reese Witherspoon

 rob"Any parent or child will be moved and inspired by this story of how love and dedication can conquer pain and fear; a vivid reminder that there is nothing more powerful or enduring than the bond of mother and daughter."~ New York Times bestselling author Rob Lowe



kirkusreviews A compassionate mother-daughter memoir written with inspiration, empathy and hope. Read the full review

blogcriticsIt’s stirring to read each of the author’s words versus reading interpretations of one or the other’s thoughts during the time they write about. The book should bring about much more awareness of NMO. The underlying theme that is expertly highlighted is that when a family sticks together and fights for each other, they can beat some pretty tough odds. Read the full review

minding spotMinding Spot: A strong faith, a powerful family bond of love, strength and determination set the tone for this page-turning novel.  It's inspiring, but make sure you have some tissues handy.  One of the best quotes in the book that has resonated with me is by Lena Horne - "It's not the load that breaks you down, it's how you carry it." Pretty much like "What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger", but I like how this one really captures the moment of this inspiring book. Heart-warming, emotional and inspiring, Saving Each Other is a book every parent should read, but it's also a wondrous journey of a mother and daughter facing their greatest fears and the love they share. Read the full review



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