ISBN: 978-1-4575-3133-0 and | List Price $16.95 | Format: Softcover| Page Count: 223
ISBN: 978-1-4575-3309-9 | List Price $29.95 | Format: Hardcover| Page Count: 223
Machines beeping, the blur of medical staff running, a crash cart whizzing into an ICU room, was there any hope?
A young woman lay, packed in ice, as doctors attempted to somehow stop the swelling in her brain that threatened to take her life… and her family waited.
Six days turned into eight weeks. She awoke to discover that she was not the same. She saw two of everything, couldn’t feel half of her face, couldn’t hear from one ear, and could not speak. She couldn’t even tell anyone that she felt hopeless… or could she?
Halo Found Hope is the story of a beautiful, busy wife, and mother of three whose life changes instantly with the diagnosis of a rare brain tumor. An exceptional ENT, a brilliant neurosurgeon and a dedicated medical team tackle the tumor, setting off a series of unbelievable miracles.
Helo’s story is not one of survival, or of salvaging a life through a broken body. It is not about endurance through pain, but victory because of it. While the family heard her silence, God heard her prayer. Helo’s story is simply this: Wherever you are and whatever you are going through, God is right there. He doesn’t need to be recognized by you, to be there for you. He can replace fear with courage and discouragement with determination, if you let Him. Helo did, and that is how she found hope.
Helouise “Halo” Matzelle is the engaging author of Halo Found Hope: A Memoir. In January, 2011, at the age of forty-six, as a blessed wife and cherished mother of three, Helo was diagnosed with a rare tumor lying over the main artery in my brain. She remembers sitting quietly with her husband, Rich, on the day of diagnosis. He asked her to pray. Unable to speak, Helo softly whispered, “God, please make something beautiful out of this.”
Defying medical odds, miracles unfolded. Eight weeks later, she returned home to twenty weeks of intensive rehabilitation learning how to: walk, talk, eat, think, and function over again. Helo learned where hope is always found and now she’s passing it on.
What started out as a diary, hidden in a drawer, is now titled, Halo Found Hope: A Memoir— recipient of the 2015 Independent Author Network Outstanding Non-fiction Book of the Year award in the Religion / Faith / Inspirational category. Helo’s journey was recently featured in the 2015 Oct/Nov Today’s Christian Living Magazine. Helo has also been blessed to share her testimony on multiple television and radio stations throughout the country.
Given a second chance at life, Helo cherishes every moment and considers life a gift. Helo’s faith in our Maker is her foundation. God blessed her with a natural ability to captivate audiences through speaking and she’s inspired crowds ranging from twenty to three thousand. Her passion is helping those facing various challenges and afflictions discover where hope is always found.
Helo is an encourager for the hopeless, a supporter of the disabled, and an advocate for the National Brain Tumor Society. Helo is a graduate from the University of Washington where she met her best friend and husband, Rich. Formerly in marketing for Bristol Meyers-Squibb, Helo became a stay-at-home mom after the birth of her daughter, Lauren. Later the Matzelles were blessed with two sons: Jordan and Austin. She resides in Redmond, WA with her amazing family.
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