Today's Heroes


Many of you know that three years ago, I underwent treatment for non-invasive breast cancer. I look at that period of my life with humility and amazement. For seven weeks, during daily radiation treatments at the cancer center, I had a front row vantage point for a parade of heroes. Unlike me, many of the men, women and children being treated were facing considerable odds. And yet in that place there was an incredible atmosphere of faith, of courage and of hope.

I’m happy to tell you about a new book that will be launching in May that captures some of this same essence. Today’s Heroes, Surviving with Style tells the personal stories of 23 cancer survivors. The book was motivated by Richie White, who lost his battle in 1991 to an aggressive brain tumor at the age of four. Today, his memory lives on with the Richie White Pediatric Family Fund at the Cleveland Clinic. The fund’s mission is “Making Children Smile.” The book will help continue Richie’s legacy with proceeds to benefit the Fund.

The book’s author is Richie’s uncle John Voso, Jr. John is a lifelong salesman, professional bowler, lover of the Arts and many things Italian. John resides in Sagamore Hills, Ohio with his wife Debbie. They have 3 children Angela, John and Deanna. Today’s Heroes, Surviving with Style is the culmination of his lifelong dream to write a book.

To order Today’s Heroes, Surviving with Style and support the Richie White Pediatric Family Fund at the Cleveland Clinic visit Halo Publishing International or Amazon.


About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

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