Book: "FACES OF COURAGE AND HOPE - 16 Inspiring Stories of People Living with Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia"


Just in time for World CML Day 2014, the CML Advocates Network published the international CML Book, a English-language book that illustrates the life of 16 CML patients from 15 countries.



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16 Inspiring Stories of People Living with Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia

The book Faces of Courage and Hope introduces the faces and cancer journeys of sixteen patients with

chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML). Men and women of different ages, ethnicities and backgrounds, each share their unique experience in coping with life-altering circumstances and how they refocused their lives.

Sixteen CML patients from Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Macedonia, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden and UK tell their story, e.g. where they turned for support since their diagnosis, how they have faced living with the disease, and the way their personal and professional lives have changed since then are the subject of these inspiring stories told through photographs and interviews.

Two patients affected by chronic myeloid leukaemia conceived of Faces of Courage and Hope as a way to support and encourage people as they adjust to the new reality of living with CML. Photographer Bert Spangemacher and patient advocate Jan Geissler know firsthand how disorienting a CML diagnosis can be and what strength there is to draw from sharing in each other’s experiences.

The encouraging stories and uplifting portraits in Faces of Courage and Hope provide support and inspiration for living a full life with cancer.

See what Jan Geissler and Bert Spangemacher say about this book.


BRANDNEW: now also available as animated video!


Selected patient stories are now also available in form of animated videos!

The animated stories bring to life the emotional impact of CML on patients and their friends and family, in addition to their future hopes and aspirations.

The following videos are now available:

We hope you will enjoy watching the video!

More videos will follow!


Please help us promoting the book!

This book can help you to create awareness about CML in your country, and about the different journeys of life that CML patients go through.

We would so much welcome all CML patient organisations worldwide made CML patients in their countries aware about the book. Please see our promotion pack which includes the cover of the book, and some sample graphics.


CML Advocates Network Member Organisations:
Order your copies of the books at production price

Order your copies of the book now! Member organisations of the CML Advocates Network (can purchase the books at our own production price). For more information see here. The sales price of this high quality book is 20 EUR on Our member organizations may use the book for fundraising by selling the book for 20 EUR in their own country.

>> We look forward to receiving your orders by clicking here!

All non-members can buy the book via and - Amazon ships the book world-wide!