Joan Aubele was born and raised in Chicago, and resides in rural Lake Holiday, Illinois, with her husband Carl. They’ve raised three daughters, and to date, have four grandchildren. Several years ago, Joan’s oldest daughter treated her to a weekend inspirational, Christian women’s conference. She dreamt of someday being one of those speakers, to help make a difference in people’s lives. Although spending time with her family remains her number one priority, Joan is now fulfilling her dream of becoming one of those speakers. She is proud to be a Rockford Diocese Approved Speaker, and brings her amazing story to life to many Churches, Hospitals, Libraries, cancer support groups, MOPS organizations, Relay for Life events, etc. Joan also sells scarves of her own design to inspire women, and donates a portion of the proceeds to the American Cancer Society.
The Dance – A Story of Love, Faith, and Survival
A twenty-nine year old mother of three has been given a death sentence by her doctor. Diagnosed with stage-four Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, she’s told to make her funeral arrangements and say goodbye to her family. She has always relied on her religious beliefs, but becomes the unsuspecting recipient of what can only be described as miracles. Twenty-five years in the making, Joan or Joanie, as known by her family and friends, humbly shares her story of triumph as an inspiration to all. This lovely, Deluxe 2nd Edition of her best-selling memoir, “The Dance – A Story of Love, Faith, and Survival,” includes a new Forward, a heartfelt message from Joan’s oncologist, and a special preview of her next book, “Hearts Ablaze.” A beautiful Large Print Edition is also available for the visually impaired and ‘hard of reading’ loved ones in your life. This story of courage in the face of unrelenting challenges, makes for an ideal inspirational gift.