by Jan Schmitz Mathew
Words like “family values” are bandied about often these days. Here is a book that reveals what family values really are. It is the story of a family being challenged by ALS attacking a
father and being faced by him, his wife and three daughters.
As Roger Schmitz, a professor, Dean and Vice President of the University of Notre Dame, progressed through the debilitation of this relentless disease, he was surrounded by the love of his family and many close friends. This love did not just happen, it was built over a lifetime of closeness, caring about each other with support through life’s tougher moments.
Though Roger lost his brave battle, his family and friends have never forgotten him.
This is a book that teaches, inspires and moves the reader to cherish the people they are given to love even, and especially, in difficult circumstances.