Alex's Wish book cover
WHEN ONE DOOR CLOSES
A Teen's Inspiring Journey and Living Legacy
By Susie and Bill Graham
with H. Thomas Saylor
Publisher: Three Dot L.L.C.
Publication date: August 1, 2008
Retail Price: $24.95
US ISBN: 978-0-9762012-1-2
LCCN: 2008900651
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The Book

alex and friend in photobooth edguitar"The first time I met Alex was the day before our record came out. I didn't realize she was sick. I just noticed her leg was amputated. She was this beautiful radiant kid. Alex struck me as such an incredibly positive person. Her story and her wish are remarkable." - Ed Robertson, Singer, Songwriter and Musician, Barenaked Ladies

"A moving story of a brave girl who confronted tragedy not by asking, 'Why me?' but by asking, 'What can I do with this to help others?'" -Harold Kushner, Author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People

"Life is sometimes cruel. When One Door Closes: A Teen's Inspiring Journey and Living Legacy is Susie and Bill Graham's reflections on their daughter's battle with cancer. Alexandra Graham was diagnosed at the age of sixteen and never let her spirit falter. She knew it was out of her hands and prayed for a miracle, a miracle which unfortunately did not come, but Alex did what she could to leave the world better than she found it. When One Door Closes is a touching and inspiring story, highly recommended to any parent facing a similarly tragic situation." ─ Midwest Book Review

"'Some people come into our lives and quickly go.' These words epitomize seventeen-year-old Alex Graham. Yet, in her short life, she had a lasting impact on all who came in contact with her. When One Door Closes: A Teen's Inspiring Journey and Living Legacy is a series of anecdotes from family, friends, and others who were inspired by Alex's courageous battle with cancer. In less than two years she created a legacy not only for her loved ones, but for cancer sufferers everywhere." - Cicely A Richard, ForeWord Magazine

"When One Door Closes is Alex's story. Sometimes a young person is an Old Soul ─ someone whose wisdom, compassion, capacity for love, and courage could not possibly be learned in the course of their short lifetime. To meet someone like this is to confront Mystery ─ and be blessed by it." -Rachel Naomi Remen, M. D., author, Kitchen Table Wisdom

"But consider what When One Door Closes is all about and it's clear that Alex is still making a real difference…" -Robert A. Sklar, Editor, The Detroit Jewish News