Doreen Pchajek lives in Ste. Anne, Manitoba (Canada) with her husband Bob Pchajek. They had three children together; two boys and one girl. They were very happy living as a family together until May 29, 1998 when they were faced with the “Ultimate Tragedy”; the death of their only daughter, Stacey Leanne Pchajek. Their lives as they knew them were changed forever. Not only would this be the ultimate tragedy in their lives, but also the ultimate test of their love for each other.
Doreen had always enjoyed writing and there were many people that said she had a talent for writing. The possibility of writing a book had always been somewhere in the back of her mind. She was kept busy being a devoted wife and mother though so it was just something to think about down the road.
When Stacey died at the age of thirteen, the whole family’s lives were thrown into turmoil. After going through six very difficult years it occurred to Doreen that by putting her experiences into a book it could help others who are going through a similar tragedy &/or help others to understand what bereaved parents go through. The thought of helping others was very appealing to Doreen, who was a former nurse (the helping profession) and the next thing she knew she was writing her first book.