Like a good friend holding your hand, Caryn Sullivan’s Happiness Through Hardship: A Guide and Journal for Cancer Patients, Their Caregivers and Friends During an Initial Diagnosis is the support every cancer patient needs.

This book empowers and supplies readers with ways to take immediate steps so they are prepared, less stressed and able to find joy in their journey. In addition to being helpful for the patient, Happiness Through Hardship also provides caregivers and friends with tips on guidance on how they can support.

Happiness through Hardship cancer book
Happiness through Hardship cancer book



Half of the net profits Happiness through Hardship are being donated to metastatic breast cancer research through The Cancer Couch Foundation in honor of the three angels – Ellen, Mary Ann and Meghan – that guided Caryn throughout the early months.

Donate a Book

We have partnered with The Norma Pfriem Breast Center, a part of Yale New Haven Health, as well as ModernWellCo and Gilda’s Club to give a cancer patient a book upon diagnosis. Those donating October 2021 will be donated to Yale New Haven, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Dana Farber.

Donate "Happiness Through Hardship" Cancer Guide PaperbackDonate “Happiness Through Hardship” Cancer Guide Paperback


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We are looking to expand this program, if there are local cancer centers in your area that you believe would be interested, please contact

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Happiness through Hardship is available where all books are sold – Amazon, Barnes & Noble or ask a local bookstore for a copy. For bulk purchase, contact book wholesalers, the Balboa Press channel sales department (877-407-4847 x 5022) or reach out to

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