17 Days

The tragic story of Dan Logan, bright student and rugby player, and his sudden, unexpected battle with cancer. It follows his diagnosis, and subsequent treatment and care in three different hospitals, all over the space of seventeen days. It is an honest, emotional account of how a vibrant young man fought cancer in a brutally short space of time.

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Description

This book recounts the tragic story of Dan Logan, bright student and rugby player, and his sudden, unexpected battle with cancer. It follows his diagnosis, and subsequent treatment and care in three different hospitals, all over the space of seventeen days. It is an honest, emotional account of how a vibrant young man fought cancer in a brutally short space of time, and the harrowing effect it has had on the people around him.

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Pages

150

Imprint

Wordcatcher Publishing

MainBISAC

FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Death, Grief, Bereavement

PubDate

20170426

Series

Wordcatcher Real Life Stories and Biographies

52 reviews for 17 Days

  1. Amazon customer (Amazon)

    A shocking read. Dan was a healthy university student when he started experiencing mild symptoms. The array of symptoms quickly got worse and Dan was finally diagnosed with terminal cancer; he died within 17 days. It was a brave book to write and I hope it helped Anne Logan Huxtable in her grieving.

  2. Kindle Customer

    EXCELLENT

  3. P. Clare (Amazon)

    A very sad story beautifully written. This book broke my heart. How can a fit young man die so quickly? Thank God that Dan was surrounded by love and family for the last 17 days of his life. I am so so sorry that this happened to such a lovely family.

  4. Oliver James

    Anne writes in a simple, yet powerful way about a situation which is deeply upsetting. Her courage in tackling such an emotive subject is admirable. The love that this mother still feels for her son jumps out of the book at the turn of every page.
    What I was left with is the sense that Anne has truly fulfilled her promise to Dan to tell the story of his last days, and the positive effect he had on the people around him.

  5. Brando (Amazon)

    I received a copy of this book and read it in an afternoon. I have now read it twice and still cannot take it all in. Dan’s illness was so swift and I admire Anne so much in the way she looked after her beloved son. Dan was such a healthy guy and into all sports. Never again will I read such a poignant book.

  6. Gareth Twose (Facebook)

    In truth, the tears are still streaming, but without doubt Dan would be very proud. Very courageous of you to put pen to paper, I am sure it was an incredibly emotional journey for you. The book stirs up so much emotion, sadness and anger but it was good to read about Dan and the amazing relationship you shared. He was a great lad, the fittest and best of us all, nobody should have to go through what either of you experienced. The way you have coped and all your endeavours and hard work since are very honourable.

  7. Phil Pearson (Facebook)

    A truly moving read. Your love for Dan shines out from every page.

  8. Alan Troughton

    have read Anne Logan Huxtable’s book 17 Days, I have cried and I have laughed at what is, in effect, gallows humour, used when getting Anne, Dan and others through what is a very tough time. The anger from Anne’s words in respect of the terrible cancer that Dan endured is palpable. Regardless of knowing or not knowing Anne or Dan, everyone should try and read what is a heart-wrenching real life event which came too soon in the lives of one young man and his mother. I write this post with tears in my eyes.

  9. Amazon customer (Amazon)

    What an amazing, touching, heartbreaking, funny at times read.. it’s very rare I find the time to read but I couldn’t put this book down.. I felt as if I was there going through it with her.:heart:

  10. Candicemarie (Amazon)

    A heartbreaking personal account of Anne’s son Dan’s horrific illness and death in such a short time. The humour and relationship between mother and son is heartwarming. As I followed Anne’s journey the anxiety an hopelessness is tangible, I felt as if I was with Anne throughout her journey. I know how hard this book must have been for Anne to write. But Dan’s story is out there and will raise awareness of this awful disease that can affect healthy young men. It’s a heart wrenching read but well done to Anne for writing it.

  11. Amazon reader (Amazon)

    This is a heartbreaking true story of a Mother re-living the last 17 days of her sons life. The writing was superb and I felt as if I was right there with her. I read it in one ” sitting ” couldn’t put it down. Very brave lady and I highly recommend reading her book.

  12. Epic reader (Amazon)

    I read this book without expectation or appreciation. I knew a little about Dan but not a great deal. The title immediately challenged, how could anything really happen in 17 days? Read this book because anything and everything can. This book was the first to reduce me consistently to tears and yet I could not put it down. The relationship between mother and son is both heart-warming and heart-breaking simultaneously. The bravery that putting this book together must have taken is awe-inspiring and the author deserves every accolade for her courage and endeavour in getting this story out there for the general public. This book is a true story of how life can change in an instant, of how all that you can hold dear can be taken from you and yet how you can begin to carry on, and how you can ultimately survive. This is a must read book, a book that will send you upstairs to kiss your family members (immediately) and a book that will make you cherish life.

  13. Colin Whittall (Amazon)

    17 Days is an incredibly tragic & heart breaking story of a good friend of mine who was diagnosed with cancer. Reading this brought back some memories of a very sad time in my life but also reminded me what an amazing, kind hearted & funny lad Danny was. Having been very good mates with Dan & also David Cole who was like a brother to me they were both a massive part of my life and this cruel illness took them away but will never be able to take the great memories I have of them both. Please read this moving story written by Dan’s amazing Mother Anne you will not be disappointed but it will break your heart.

  14. Constant Reader

    I bought this book never realising that I actually come from the same town as this lady and her late son. The book was an incredible insight into a truly terrible and unimaginably painful time for this family and their friends. It was so well written that it at times felt as though I was actually there with them. A great tribute to your son Mrs Huxtable.

  15. Cate

    ou are a writer now Anne Logan. A very real writer. So SAD for your losses but hopeful you’ve found some comfort. Best wishes Anne/

  16. Amazon Customer

    A must read. What an amazing, touching, heartbreaking, funny at times read .it’svery rare I find the time to read but I couldn’t put this book down. I felt as if I was there going through it with her.

  17. Mrs Joanna De Remer

    A painful but necessary read. I have read this book twice and have no idea what words to use to express my feelings about it. A story of love between mother and son; a story about the dedication and strength of a mother and about the pain of watching her son lose his battle; and a story about the love and trust of a son in his mother. I can’t imagine going through it. I know Anne to be a strong woman who has described this painful journey in a minimum of words but with maximum impact.

  18. Ciaran Trainor from Barrow in Furness

    Brutal, honest, inspiring. Loved the way you captured exactly who Dan Logan was and what he meant to the people who were lucky enough to call him a friend. Apologising to the nurse in chapter 13 – I would have expected nothing else from the lad. Brilliant.

  19. Murray

    Sad but beautiful. A story of a mother who lost her only son, I felt like I was taking the journey with her.

  20. Amazon Customer

    Heartbreaking. This is the story of a mother re-living the last 17 days of her sons life. The writing was superb and I felt as if I was right there with her. I read it in “one sitting” couldn’t put it down. Very brave lady and I highly recommend reading her book.

  21. Phil Pearson from Manchester

    A truly moving read. Your love for Dan shines out of every page.

  22. Asthmagirl

    Very detailed and very moving, honest story, once I started I had to read it all. Tragic for all concerned. Dan sounded like a lovely man.

  23. Nikki Old

    I couldn’t stop crying. What a tragic story. You clearly had an amazing relationship with your son. I don’t know how you recover from something like this but you must have incredible strength. He looks a lovely lad and I can’t imagine what life is like without him.

  24. Amazon Customer

    Heartbreaking. This is the heartbreaking true story of a Mother re-living the last 17 days of her sons life. The writing was superb and I felt as if I was right there with her. I read it in “one sitting” couldn’t put it down. Very brave lady and I highly recommend reading her book.

  25. Candicemarie from Wales.

    Heartbreaking! A heartbreaking personal account of Anne’s son Dan’s horrific illness and death in such a short time. The humour and relationship between mother and son is heartwarming. As I followed Anne’s journey the anxiety and hopelessness is tangible; I felt as if I was with Anne throughout her journey. I know how hard this book must have been for Anne to write. But Dan’s story is out there and will raise awareness of this awful disease than can affect healthy young men. It’s a heartwrenching read but well done to Anne for writing it.

  26. Andrew White

    Brilliant read poor lad.

  27. Dawn O’Toole

    Heartrending story! I sobbed my heart out

  28. Muers

    Could not even imagine what heartache was endured but couldn’t put it down, what an amazing mum.

  29. Kathleen

    Sad story, to lose her son so quickly.

  30. Jane Reilly

    It was a really great book!

  31. Miss F.E.M.T. Fulgoni

    Beautiful Heartbreaking but I am so proud of you x Without knowing you, you have reached into my heart with Dan and touched redemption I have. U wish you happy memories and forward going happy times x

  32. Colin Whittall from Barrow in Furness

    An incredibly tragic and heartbreaking story of a good friend of mine who was diagnosed with cancer. 17 Days is an incredibly tragic and heartbreaking story of a good friend of mine who was diagnosed with cancer. Reading this book brought back some memories of a very sad time in my life but also reminded me what an amazing, kind hearted and funny lad Danny was. Having been good mates with Dan and also David Cole who was like a brother to me they were both a massive part of my life and this cruel illness took them away but will never be able to take the great memories I have of them both. Please read this moving story written by Dan’s amazing mother Anne you will not be disappointed but it will break your heart.

  33. Epic Reader

    Brutal, brave and inspiring . . . I read this book without expectation or appreciation. I knew a little about Dan but not a great deal. The title immediately challenged, how could anything happen in 17 days? Read this book because anything and everything can. This book was the first to reduce me consistently to tears and yet I could not put it down. The relationship between mother and son is both heart-warming and heart-breaking simultaneously. The bravery that must have been taken putting this book together is awe-inspiring and the writer deserves every accolade for her courage and endeavour in getting this story out there for the general public. The book is a true story of how life can change in an instant, of how all that you hold dear can be taken from you and yet how you can begin to carry on, and how you can ultimately survive. This is a must read book, a book that will send you upstairs to kiss your family members (immediately) and a book that will make you cherish life.

  34. Brando from Scotland

    Remarkable Lady. Met this lady a year ago on holiday and that was when I learned of the untimely death of her son Dan. It was then that I learned of the book Anne was writing – 17 days about the awful cancer suffered by her son. I received a copy of this book and read it in an afternoon. I have now read it twice and still cannot take it all in. Dan illness was so swift and I admire Anne so much in the way she looked after her beloved son. Dan was such a healthy guy and into all sports. Never again will I read such a poignant book. Met Anne again on holiday this year and again we talked about Dan.

  35. Sam Mosedale

    A very honest book This book had me in tears but I managed to read it in one sitting. To lose a son is a parent’s worst nightmare and to lose a son in such a short space of time is literally heartbreaking. A lot of it rings true . . . my mom lost her son when he was 20 years old to cancer, I was too young to understand what was actually happening. After reading this book it made me realise why my Mom is the person she is today and how her loss has affected the whole family. I would like to thank Anne Logan Huxtable for getting Dan’s story out there, he would be so proud of you.

  36. ConstantReader

    incredibly brave mum and son I bought this book never realising that I actually come from the same town as this lady and her late son. the book was an incredible insight into a truly terrible and unimaginably painful time for this family and their friends. it was so well written that it at times felt as though I was actually there with them, a great tribute to your son Mrs Huxtable.

  37. Maisylill

    hocking, tragic but inspiring. A well written that I read in one sitting, even though I should have been asleep. I couldn’t put it down. His mum made Dan real to me and her fears became mine. Her sorrow was heartbreaking and something I could only imagine. Cruel, evil cancer . . .

  38. P. Clare

    A very sad story beautifully written. This book broke my heart. How can a fit healthy young man die so quickly? Thank God that Dan was surrounded by love and his family for the last 17 days of his life. I am so so sorry that this happened to such a lovely family.

  39. Kindle Customer

    Dans story Terribly sad felt for all involved had to read in one sitting was praying for a miracle cried numerous times insight into this terrible illness young man taken in his prime and the devastation of his mother to go on and write this book well done must have been horrendous reliving the nightmare.

  40. Kindle Customer

    Dans story Terribly sad felt for all involved had to read in one sitting was praying for a miracle cried numerous times insight into this terrible illness young man taken in his prime and the devastation of his mother to go on and write this book well done must have been horrendous reliving the nightmare.

  41. Helen

    A Good Read Sad but uplifting story of a brave young man. I wish the ending could have been different. I feel for his mother.

  42. Amazon Customer

    A must read. A shocking read. Dan was a healthy university student when he started experiencing mild symptoms. The array of symptoms quickly got worse and Dan was finally diagnosed with terminal cancer; he died within 17 days. It was a brave book to write and I hope it helped Anne Logan Huxtable in her grieving.

  43. Zarla

    So sad; Dan was a beautiful young man. This is a captivating and memorable book written in an intimate, engaging style. Dan is 22 years old, a cheerful 6ft 4 rugby player and student with a huge heart and a playful sense of humour. His joie de vivre shimmers through in the pictures his mum includes in this book. Dan is handsome with a wide smile and happy eyes. Mother and son are devoted to each other. One weekend Dan calls home complaining of feeling under the weather and his mother to rush to his side to help, cook him some nourishing meals and get him on his feet. She arrives to find him seriously unwell and vomiting blood. At the hospital doctors discover Dan has cancer all over his body and he is given just a few weeks to live, which turn out to be 17 days. His devastated mother copes admirably well, distraught but so courageous. My only quibble with this book is that I would have liked it to be longer, with more flashbacks to Dan’s childhood and teenage years. I still loved it though.

  44. Sharon

    Read this book if you’re interested in cancer stories, it’s brilliant. Fantastic book, terrifying how quickly this happened.

  45. Epic Run from Yorkshire

    Yesterday I drove to Barrow, a place I haven’t visited in a long time. I went for a friend. A friend I’m immensely proud of. If you have ever lost anyone to cancer read 17 Days by Anne Logan Huxtable. Anne is the mother of my friend Dan who died of cancer. A fit, strong and brilliant young man taken far too early.

  46. Mrs E1581

    Powerful, heartbreaking & beautifully written. I can’t even begin to imagine what Anne & her family went through. I remember Dan when we were younger & he was a lovely lad. Very very brave of you Anne to write Dan’s story. You’re in my thoughts.

  47. Carole Matthews

    Result. Truly. A mothers unconditional love for her son beyond any comprehension. Heartbreak at the very least, but still influences her life beyond the grave.

  48. Amazon Customer

    ‘Heartbreaking’.

  49. Mrs C Wood

    17 Days Such a wonderful story of such a tragedy that is unbelievable. To not cry was impossible although I didn’t want to as I felt it was self indulgent but I was completely awestruck at her courage.

  50. Vicky – Amazon Review

    Could not put the book down. People think that things are unbearable in this life, but just read this book, it will show how a young fit lad died so heroically and tragically with his mother at his side.

  51. Jane Mullins from Cardiff

    Thank you for sharing. It was an honour to read your story of Dan and his amazing personality and your devastating experience of losing him. You have helped many many others in similar positions with 17 Days. An insightful and essential read for health professionals to understand what patients and their families go through which will help with their empathy and care.

  52. Lis McDermott, England

    A box of tissues is required for this tragic story. Once started, I couldn’t put this book down and had to finish it in one read! Dan’s story is tragic, and Anne tell his story in a measured way and without any over-sentimentality. The writing is excellent and draws you into the devastation that Dan’s illness inflicts on the whole family. I don’t have children but could feel Anne’s disbelief and pain as she tended her son. Once past the shock of how cruel the illness is, the last section where Ann talks about Dan’s passing is heartbreaking, (hence the box of tissues). I think all trainee medical personnel should have this on their required reading list to see the reality of what families have to endure. Anne is a courageous lady to have shared her story.

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