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The Sun Will Shine

The Sun Will Shine


ISBN 978-1988989112

Paperback: Non fiction

Release date: Feb. 12 2019

Imprint: StoriaBooks


About the book

The Sun Will Shine chronicles Laura Cotesta’s decade long battle with a rare spinal cord tumour, from childhood to adolescence, in her own words. Her words are taken from personal journals, essays, and school assignments, in which Laura reflects on her illness, reaching the conclusion that through adversity, one can embrace both life and death, and find peace. Proceeds of the sale of books will go to support pediatric cancer care in Northern Ontario. 


Laura Cotesta was born in Sudbury, Ontario on December 30, 1978. At age eight she was diagnosed with an ependymoma spinal cord tumour. Despite additional tumours, along with repeated surgeries and ongoing treatment, Laura was determined to live a normal life. She passed away July 22 1997, shortly after her high school graduation. More than 20 years later, she continues to inspire a community.