|About the Book|
Angels Never Die is the true story of love, loss, and faith. It chronicles the struggles and triumphs of Gwen and Henry McNutt, first as children in the pre-Civil Rights Era South, to their love-at-first-sight meeting at a county fair, to the trialsMoreAngels Never Die is the true story of love, loss, and faith. It chronicles the struggles and triumphs of Gwen and Henry McNutt, first as children in the pre-Civil Rights Era South, to their love-at-first-sight meeting at a county fair, to the trials and tribulations of marriage and raising six children. Believing they had the perfect family, when their youngest son was three, their world was turned upside down when they learn that all four of their boys were ill with two rare, and incurable diseases. Theirs is a story about finding and maintaining faith, even in the bleakest of hours. When Gwen and Henry met, they had very different ideas about the role faith would play in their lives- but when all four of their sons fell ill with two rare blood disorders, they learned to put aside their differences and allow their faith, in both God and each other, to guide them through an almost unimaginable ordeal. Through an endless series of hospital visits and painful procedures performed on their boys, Henry and Gwen learn that they both carried a gene that, when combined, created two different rare diseases: Fanconi Anemia and Wiskott-Aldrich. While their two daughters were left unscathed, all four of their boys would eventually succumb to these diseases. How they survived--and even thrived--is an incredible story of love- love for each other, their children, and their family. It is also a story of holding onto faith - in family, friends, and God, even when faced with the most horrific test a parent can imagine. Without faith, neither Gwen nor Henry could have endured all that was put before them. Their journey taught them that as long as you have faith, you can overcome anything, even the loss of a child--even the loss of four children. This book stands as an example of no matter who you are, or what your background, you can endure all that God puts before you. It is a lesson in understanding Gods greatest gifts--our children--and how you must cherish every moment they are on this earth. This book is a testament to the McNutts and their belief that God will never give us more than we can handle.