Hurdles presents true episodes in the lives of my wife, a pediatrician; myself?the author?a chemical engineer; and of our four young children. Having survived World War II, we arrive in this country and achieve professional prominence and an enviable lifestyle. When my wife?s breast cyst turns malignant, I stumble, losing my business as well as my sanity. I soon recover and muster my strength to help my children overcome the hurdles posed by their mother?s illness and death. My intensely personal story addresses the scourge of women?s breast cancer from a husband and father?s viewpoint. The book offers a heart-rending story of a family?s distress and resilience, love and devotion, and the ultimate triumph of the human spirit. It should be of particular interest to the 200,000 women afflicted with the disease in the United States each year.