"In this book, Dr. O’Neil offers an educational insight to fighting cancer. In addition to sharing her personal experience, including challenging obstacles and considerable milestones, she presents a guide to cancer patients on what to expect and where to find answers. The emotions described by Paula are similar to those experienced by patients who find themselves in uncharted territory. It is my pleasure to recommend this book to cancer patients, family members, and caregivers as an educational tool and reference as they face similar health challenges."
– Rao Musunuru, M.D.
Dr. Musunuru is a nationally recognized cardiologist who has practiced in Hudson, Florida, since 1981. He is the recipient of three national awards from the American Heart Association, including National Physician of the Year in 2005, and numerous state.
"Paula and I met when we were both in the Leadership Pasco Class of 2002, Second to None. We worked together on many projects over the years and both successfully sought elected positions."
"In honor of my family, I contributed toward a women’s breast center in Zephyrhills, Florida. Dedicated in October 2012, it was named the Simpson Breast Health Center. Because Paula was involved with the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer fundraisers and walks, she and I had discussed the need for a women’s center many times."
"Paula, better known as “Dr. 80” because she wins elections by a nearly 80-point margin, was diagnosed with breast cancer 7 months later. She called me to talk about treatment options and locations, and I connected her with hospital administrators so she could get the information she needed to make the best decision for her situation. This is exactly what my wife and I were hoping to accomplish: quality healthcare for women, right in our own community."
"When Paula decided to go public with her breast cancer diagnosis, the community stood behind her, cheering for her victory. She openly shared her experiences in forums during her treatment and following her treatment."
"It was no surprise when Paula told me she wanted to share her journey with the public. She continues to help others through their own experiences and is committed to early detection of breast cancer. Within this book, you will see Paula’s raw emotions as she faced scary moments. You will also see how her inquisitive mind worked through question after question to try to understand the medical maze that a cancer fight presents."
"Whether you are a cancer patient, family member, or caregiver, it is my wish that you find inspiration and hope for the future in the pages of Fighting Cancer Like a Girl."
– Sen. Wilton Simpson
Senator Simpson is a native Floridian. He is a successful business owner, current majority leader of the Florida state senate, and a future senate president.
One of my best friends, Paula O'Neil , wrote a book about her journey with cancer. In this book she shares her emotions, scary moments and treatment. She also explains all of the steps she took while going through her cancer treatment. I am so proud of her for writing this book and helping others who may have to go through this horrible disease. I was around her through most of this time period and she truly is a fighter like the book title says!!
If you know someone who is at the beginning of cancer treatment, middle or at the end of treatment, this book will help them to know what to expect and how to handle it. Great job Paula!!
Thank you Paula O'Neil for my signed copy of your book ,it was so exciting to win it at our lunch today .You are amazing so proud to be your friend.
Hi Paula O'Neil
I just finished reading your book. Great, but sad and scary story for all that you went through. The honesty about your feelings came through to the reader. You have a gift that I am so glad that you shared. You will help so many people who are going through what you went through. Thank you so much for sharing your story. You will always be a hero to me!
Congratulations Paula O'Neil on the launch of your book, Fighting Cancer like a Girl. Very inspiring and real?? It’s available on Amazon in a month and 10% of the proceeds are going to charity!
Thank you Paula for your time, being a great community leader and for sharing your story. I am sure your book will help many people in the future.
– Ricardo Seriano
Thank you to Paula O'Neil for writing Fighting Cancer Like a Girl. I have my signed copy! I started reading it while waiting to get my signing and I could quickly see how inspirational this book will be for many women!
– Suzanne Beauchaine
My mentor, leader, inspiration,
– Patrice Monaco
I just DEVOURED Paula O'Neil's new book, Fighting Cancer Like a Girl. Greg handed it to me when he got home and I just finished it. It is great. I will read it again and savor it next time. Paula O'Neil, Thank you so much. Your openness and experience and faith are inspiring. I really appreciate your support and prayers.
– Nancy G.