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In 1989, growing up as best friends not knowing we were sisters at the time. This was in St. Petersburg, Russia. At the age of five, we both were adopted and moved to the U.S.
At age, 25, my twin sister Vera was diagnosed with IV colon cancer. Something no one ever wants to hear; "You have Cancer". Sadly Vera passed away peacefully 8 months later, December 29th, 2015.
I continue to honor Vera even to this day, with being a young advocate for spreading awareness for Cancer, especially Colon Cancer. I recently published a memoir in honor of Vera's life and as well as mine.
This memoir recounts our earliest days, joyous adoption by a Californian couple, their journey to a new land and early childhood. Vera and Nadya soon blossomed into rambunctious American girls with a natural talent for soccer. Though fraternal twins, they were inseparable and became rising soccer stars with innate genetic choreography on and off the field. Emerging into adulthood the stunning news that Vera was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. The power of their friendship, unending energy, mutual compassion, and selfless dedication has turned Vera’s passing into Nadya’s passion. In this memoir, Nadya Carlson-Bowen shares their story and her challenge to go forward into a future ‘missing half of me’ as she brings Cancer awareness to whomever she can reach.
You can NOW order it on Amazon! Half of the proceeds of this will go directly to the American Cancer Society! To order go to:
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