Friday, April 3, 2015

Halo Found hope. A Memoir

Halo Found HopeHalo Found Hope (December 2014)

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 re cognized 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
Learn more and purchase a copy at Helo’s website.

Helo Matzelle{More About Helo Matzelle}

Helouise “Halo” Matzelle led a charmed life until receiving a shocking diagnosis in 2011 of a rare brain tumor sitting over the main artery in her brain. Matzelle’s passion is helping those who face various challenges and afflictions discover where true hope is found. She resides in Redmond, WA, with her husband and their three children.

Find out more about Helo at


Halo is a woman of extreme strength, you will learn this from the first few pages of her story.  I'm not sure how I would hold up if I went through what she did.  Losing so much time, not remembering, her huge battle with returning to the living and trying to become the person she once was.  She never gave up, she inspired people everywhere she went.

I have a feeling I would be a bit bitter, depressed, I certainly don't know if I'd be as willing to openly tell my story to those I meet, people on the phone, in the market....Halo has an incredible gift to offer and in writing this book she has opened up her life, her pain to everyone.  She also has an immense love for God, an unwavering belief in him, and she truly has put her life in his hands.

There is a very strong religious tone to this book which may bother some, I loved it, but I just felt it important that others know that fact, because not everyone loves Christian Fiction, and this book gives you a full dose of Christian love!

**I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for review from Litfuse


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