Inspirational Women

12-31-17: Pia de Jong, writer, "Saving Charlotte–A Mother and the Power of Intuition"

Pia de Jong is a best-selling novelist and newspaper journalist. She is a mother first, and we meet this inspiring woman in her memoir “Saving Charlotte–A Mother and the Power of Intuition”. Pia and her husband had 2 young sons when their daughter Charlotte was born. Blue splotches on her tiny body required countless doctor visits. They were told Charlotte had a rare and deadly form of leukemia. They were given chemotherapy options, but decided against them. Pia shares the story interspersed with anecdotes of friends and family in their native Amsterdam, and Pia is an engaging story teller. And, Charlotte just celebrated her 17th birthday, and is a healthy and active young woman.