Dorcas - 17 Jun 2020
Loved the story and found it relatable. As much as I haven't faced cancer, I have had my battles and was greatly encouraged by Sherozina's story. I got to see her Mom and Dad who we fellowship together and serve as deacons in my church through human eyes. Thanks for sharing so candidly and honestly. For giving us the good, bad and ugly of your journey. I celebrate His doing in your life as I wait for my toes to be straightened too. Gob richly bless you. Keep soaring.
Teacher Kynna - 3 Jun 2020
Wonderful inspiring story.
You are an inspiration .
Your Mum is the best comforter and a great support during hard times❤
Ninah Mutuneh - 11 Apr 2020
Today 26/11/2019. I have just finished reading your book. It has been the best read this year and the best so far of inspirational books I've read, beacause every word of it was alive! God inspired so to say. Thank you for braving the war-of life and faith, good soldier of Jesus Christ. God bless you and your sweet mum.
I got this book from your Dad 3 weeks ago at RoG, picking it for a brother going through cancer treatment, but decided to read it first. As I pass it on, I know that am passing a batton to another witness of God who's about to pass the same faith to another untill we see Christ face to face and hear him say 'well done, good and faithful servants'
God bless you and your lovely family.
Dan F. Rizvi - 11 Apr 2020
This book is a book of WOWS ........... WOW God can do all that & WOW someone can really hold onto Faith & Hope the way she did.
Highly Recommend for anyone looking for a dose of faith recharge.
Supraja Sayee Srinivasan - 20 Aug 2019
This book not only inspires people but also guides them that life can be very tough but with God on your side one can cross the toughest storms of life.
I am 16 and may not have seen life so much but reading your book has taught me a lot! I am extremely happy to have read such a wonderful person's journey.
Peta-maree - 13 Feb 2019 - 13 Feb 2019
This book has not only deeply moved my heart and soul, but has also inspired me as it reminds and reassures me of the absolute goodness and faithfulness of our God. I cried and smiled and felt so many emotions as I read each page. The courage and faithfulness of Sherozina and her mother is absolutely beautiful. ❤️
Alex - 9 Dec 2018
What an amazing testimony of God's faithfulness, such a wonderful, uplifting and inspiring read.
Priyen Pindoria - 4 Nov 2018
I am a student from SCLP Samaj School and I would sincerely like to appreciate you for sharing your experience with the world.
Your story moved me in such a way that I have never been moved. In short, words will do no justice to how amazing your story was.
You turned challenges into opportunities, you considered your weaknesses as motivations, you struggled through the darkest of roads, to reach to the light at the end of the tunnel and most importantly, you kept faith in the God Almighty in situations where others would simply not.
Reading your book changed me as a person. It has changed my perception of the world and has inspired, motivated and encouraged me (and many others) to strive to become better every single day.
Therefore, on behalf of all students, I would like to wish you a very happy 30th birthday. May you always see the beauty in this world and be encouraged to keep on pressing on regardless of the stumbling blocks or hurdles that stand in your way.
Shirley Johnson - 13 Aug 2018
Thank you Sherozina for sharing your inspirational story and book with me. It is a treasured gift and I was deeply touched and greatly encouraged by your story! I have never read a book in one sitting before but couldn’t put yours down until I had read it cover to cover!!! I loved your brave honesty as you wrote about your incredible journey, struggles and lessons learned in the hard places of life!!! Your story has strengthened my faith, encouraged my heart and challenged me to consider sharing my own story of God’s faithfulness and sovereignty!!! It was so lovely to meet you and then to read your story! God is using you mightily to bring a message of hope and encouragement... you are truly a gift to the world!!! May God bless you richly and may this book be the first of many!!! Big hugs, Shirley Johnson Canada
Rev.Patrick Muturi - 12 Aug 2018
This is a very inspiring, and a motivating book of a person who never gave up her faith. It is written in a very captivating language that doesn't make you keep the book down. You want to know what is going to happen next. Genuine and passionate love for God is demonstrated by a young lady who never lost hope in God, even though she was going through a very traumatizing experience, of battling cancer at that early age of her life. The book is also a true commitment of a mother who never gave up to see that her daughter experience God's healing.
Betty Soita - 16 Jul 2018
Very inspiring. That God can use one so young to touch so many with so much courage and resilience. There is so much I have learnt about the experiences God allows us to go through. It is never for nothing! May He continue to use you more and more.
Teresa Costa-Bir - 16 Jul 2018
An amazing testimony of God's faithfulness and power, a mother's love and a father and brother's support and anguish.
Rashi your faith in God, your determination, strength, and God by your side, and the love of your family, has made you victorious.
May God continue to walk with you always.
Judy Makori - 15 Jul 2018
I couldn't put "Straightened Toes" down...I read it in one day and started on it again just to let the whole experience sink in. The faith of this young lady inspite of the pain and the insurmountable odds she faced challenged me greatly. The love of her mother shinning through the pages of this book had me in tears as I tried to put myself in her shoes...she lived a mother's worst nightmare and came out on the other side the better for it.
Sheroniza's experience serves to remind us that pain and challenges are part and parcel of the Christian's life; that these are not always as a consequence of sin and that God is always good even when we hurt; even when we can barely hold on.
Thank you for the courage to tell your story with such brutal honesty. May God bless you.
Nish Behal - 15 Jul 2018
This book is so emotional i am so encouraged by your faith and love for God.being a mum I can only imagine what your mum was going through,and because faith is blind you believe in what you cannot see God really spoke His will and best in your situation.Jesus Christ has never changed He is same yesterday today tomorrow forever more may many many many come to accept Him as Lord for He alone can do what NO MAN did for you and that is healed you.God bless you.
Wakoli - 15 Jul 2018
It is a very emotional book, i was moved after reading this. If you believe in God and have your family support there is nothing that you can't achieve.
David Mulinge - 9 Jul 2018
What an inspired read. The walk and fellowship with the Lord is brought out in a real and authentic way. Your story is touching and inspiring. My faith in our Lord Jesus Christ has been refreshed. Thank You.
Etinick Mutinda, Nairobi, Kenya - 9 Jul 2018
This book is a fascinating story of Sherozina’s cancer journey. A story of courage in a crisis. A story of faith in uncertain times. A story of the value of family and friendship. An account of the resilience and unfailing love of a mother. Proof of the power of prayer. A great testimony that God restores the spirit, soul and body.
Mr. Ngugi, Kenya - 19 Jun 2018
The book is a great read! I found the book to be inspirational and very encouraging, not just to survivors and victims of cancer, but also to people who might be facing seemingly insurmountable situations in life. The
spiritual aspect of the book offers exceedingly helpful bits of hope!
From a scholar's view point, I found the choice of using the third person narration, to pen down an autobiographical account, very thoughtful since it gives the book an aura of objectivity that will not be possible in a first person narration account.
Blossom Sadiq - 17 Jun 2018
Hi Sherozina your book has really touched my heart! Thank you. I pray that it will give hope to many and as the Lord healed you may our God of Hope touch many lives!
God bless you.
Loy Henriques - 3 Jun 2018
Your book brings out your close walk and talk with Jesus during this incredible journey. That is why you call your scar a Personal Autograph from God.
Page No 83... Sherozina walked herself to her final chemotherapy session, then walked herself home... this to me is amazing!!! God bless you.
Rev Carole Kiamah - 30 May 2018
This book was a gem. I have known Sherozina, or Rashi as we call her, and her family for a long long time. I have never doubted her love for and commitment to God even as a youth leader at the local church in Kenya where my husband and I were her youth pastors. Yet reading the personal account of her cancer journey was both painful and exhilarating. Painful as I witnessed her pain and discouragement and exhilarating as I encountered her indomitable Spirit and courage under fire. I was also moved by her mom's journey as she watched her child and held her hand encouraging her to keep believing. As a mom, I can only begin to imagine her agony.
This book has made me even more resolute to both keep the faith and spread it around. Am so proud of you Rashi. God richly bless you.
Carol Ng'ang'a - 28 May 2018
This book is great. Your book will encourage and strengthen many people suffering not just from Cancer, but from many life threatening conditions. God created our bodies and he is the one who heals them.
Anita - 28 May 2018
I couldn’t put “Straightened Toes” down! Thrilling and inspiring... these words don’t do your story justice. Most of all I loved seeing the faithfulness of God. Thank you for sharing your story!
Hyacinth - 22 May 2018
This is such an open, raw, honest account of a journey of faith. The authenticity in the foretelling of the spiritual and emotional challenges along the journey warmed my heart and provided me with hope in my current faith walk. I highly recommend reading this book, it will challenge you and will help to strengthen your faith and trust in God.
Bethuel Lasoi - 10 May 2018
When faith meets resilience, history is made. This book has God stories that will strengthen the core of your faith and whet your appetite for the adventures yet to be taken with God and the paths yet uncharted. Sherozina impeccably paints her story through the lens of hope and not a page turned will leave you with doubt of a God who is in endless pursuit of us. This is a modern day story of unsuspecting heroes of faith who have shown us that the God of the days of old is very much alive and active in our now.
Jackie - 8 May 2018
It was so encouraging to read Sherozina's story. The book shows her love for God through the most difficult times in her life and not giving up. It was refreshing, emotional and hopeful. I highly recommend the book.
Ravinder Matharu - 5 May 2018
WOW... so emotionally moved after reading this. If you believe in God and have your family support there is nothing that you can't achieve. Such an inspiration to all. This book is a must read and to Sherozina God bless you and your family.
Rachel - 2 May 2018
An inspirational story of a young woman who fights the horrors of cancer across three continents and never gives up on her Faith!
Kristina - 1 May 2018
I could not put the book down. Sherozina's story touched my heart, inviting me to connect with her moments of deep heartache, to then witness her overcome with courage and tenacity. Her words reminded me to hope for the best and to know God is good, and far more careful with the details of our lives that we could ever know. Thank you, Sherozina for sharing your precious story with me. I am blessed because of it.
Chloe Marshall - 1 May 2018
Having known Sherozina for several years and being aware of her brilliant capacity for language and literature, I had high expectations for what she would pen herself, and this book did not disappoint. Though already familiar with the challenges Sherozina had faced, reading about them was incredibly moving and eye-opening. Sherozina writes with clarity and conviction; in some ways it is an easy read because it is so well-written, yet it is also confronting with some very raw truths articulated in a way that only someone who has experienced such anguish could. The details and layers of the book are extraordinary and impacting, and they bring a message of hope and joy. Straightened Toes is a book with a quirky name, and an unforgettable story.
Dhrumit - 30 Apr 2018
Hey, I read a few chapters and just those few chapters brought tears in my eyes. Madam Sharma is really proud of you! Just the few chapters taught me so, you are a very strong lady! You have not only inspired me but many other people through this beautifully written book!
May God bless you!✨
Priyesh - 30 Apr 2018
Sherozina this book has made me cry but has also taught me something. It has made me believe in God. It such a good book that made me to finish it in 2 days. I am waiting for another one.
Shoeb Mukhi - 29 Apr 2018
Fantastic read ! Every bit of this book showed God and his bounties..
Well done Rashi, you do inspire us!
Priyal & Bindu Shah - 27 Apr 2018
This book is so beautifully written and brings out an incredible message of the extraordinary power of faith and positivity.
It was so heartbreaking to read about your experiences, but so uplifting and motivating how you and your family handled your troubles and came out of it stronger than before.
You are simply amazing!
Katrina - 26 Apr 2018
This book is full of raw but beautiful emotions as Sherozina's cancer battle took her through so very much. I was able to relate to some of the feelings and the pain and the uncertainty while going through my own cancer journey. I've always trusted God to get me through it, but Sherozina and her mother's faith made me want to go deeper in my walk with God. I love this book and this family. I'm hoping and praying for my own "Straightened Toes" as I have neuropathy from chemo. Thanks to Sherozina's brother, Shennon, for being a friend throughout my journey and for giving me this book!
Carmel - 26 Apr 2018
A story of love, hope, faith and strength beyond belief! I finished it months ago but I'm yet to pass it on or put it in the bookcase - it remains by my bed for inspiration each morning!
Mark - 26 Apr 2018
An absorbing story. It gives us an insight into a very tough journey made tolerable only through faith and the support of a strong, loving family.
Lydia Alushala - Kenya - 25 Apr 2018
My! My! I read this with constant tears!! What an incredible story of a Fighter who holds on to her faith and takes us through this tough journey. I would recommend many to read its for those who would like to read a heart-moving story and be encouraged.
mr.amollo, samaj - 25 Apr 2018
i like it its soo motivating
Julie - 25 Apr 2018
This is an inspiring book of faith, hope and unwavering love. It is also heart wrenching, and I had to pause between chapters. I admire your fighting spirit, your attitude and how super duper amazing your family is. Thank you for being vulnerable. Thank you for telling your story, and most importantly, God's story.
Rachel McCollum - 24 Apr 2018
A beautifully written, honest account of a very challenging episode in your life. I was shedding tears as I read it. Your faith and your family shed love, light and support in the darkest places carrying you through to victory. Thank you for sharing your amazing journey. God bless you and your loving, wonderful family.
Rashmi Shah - 24 Apr 2018
Congratulations on writing this book, which really moved me.
I read it in one sitting and it made me appreciate many of the things I take for granted in life.
I salute you and your family for the courage and determination that you have shown in conquering your illness, and not giving up on your academic achievements, where you not only did well but were honoured for being the best.
God bless you and your family, and I know you will shine where ever you are in the future.
Lenore - 24 Apr 2018
Your ‘real’ story undid me many times. I read it in a day!
As a mature mother, grandmother & wife to a husband fighting Mnd/ALS, I related to the pain you endured. The feeling that God had abandoned you. The ‘why is happening to me’?
I love that you recounted HIS faithfulness & goodness from your life and it brought you restored hope!
Sherozina you are one courageous lady, I have met you many times & I have never noticed your scar!!!!
You are indeed beautiful!
Thank you for seeking answers, building our faith and never giving up!
Prachi - 23 Apr 2018
I am proud to say I am one of Sherozina's (or Rashi as she will always be for me!!) oldest friends but even I never knew the strength and core of steel that this girl has.
This book is a testament to the struggle, faith and love Rashi and her family share. I laughed, cried, got angry and smiled through my tears while reading this book. I couldn't be prouder of my girl xx
Jenna SVN - 21 Apr 2018
Such a powerful testimony captured in this journey where it portrays child-like faith held on tightly by Sherozina in times that’s rough and seemed like the darkest hours of her life. This story truly is inspirational, restores faith and it feels like God-sent to be able to have known you in person and not just through the words on your book!
Sam - 21 Apr 2018
I can't even begin to try and imagine what it would take to overcome the challenges Sherozina and her family faced. Of her faith, optimism, courage, humility and verve - she is a true inspiration and role model. Every page touched our hearts. Keep blessing the world around you.
Chandni - 18 Apr 2018
I am so grateful to have met Sherozina and have had the chance to read her story. Every word is so heartfelt.Her story is absolutely beautiful and shows us what faith really is. How beautifully the pieces of the puzzle in life come together. It shows us how to trust life and the process.
Thank you for showing us that there is always a beautiful presence guiding us.
Also Sherozina, you are such a fighter. While reading the book, I honestly felt stronger and I felt ready to face things. Such an inspiration to all of us :)
Rose - 17 Apr 2018
I am a mother of a teenager who had cancer and rigorous treatment for a year and several years in recovery. Sherozina’s story captures the heartrending journey of the patient and the helpless feeling the family endure as they support their child & sibling. It is at times like this that the soul is held together by a faithful God who walks alongside - Sherozina has captured that relationship & the criticality of faith as the anchor in trials such as this. She is a beautiful girl and she has penned a beautiful story from which we can all learn much?
Ralph - 16 Apr 2018
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It’s an inspiring story of faith in a loving God An insight into the complex mix of faith in God to heal in the midst of both successful and unsuccessful treatment plans. A glimpse into the human spirits ability to push through obstacles to achieve personal goals and all the time a belief that a personal God was on her side in both the tough moments and the triumphs
Kasia - 16 Apr 2018
This book is not just an amazing & inspiring story; it is a powerful testimony of God’s response to immense faith & ultimate faithfulness of human heart. A beautiful example of the biblical principle of praise that holds the power to bring a breakthrough in the midst of you storm. Each chapter in soaked with transparency, devotion, humility & genuine trust in God’s Word & His character. I can truly recommend this book to everyone, wherever you are at on your journey of knowing God. I guarantee it will touch your soul & leave a mark on your heart; whether you’re reflecting on your past or facing some overwhelming giants at present; let this testimony help you to shift your perspective from your circumstances to the One who created you, who loves you & who is forever faithful - as this book is a story about Him.
Margo Smith - 7 Apr 2018
I have just finished reading the most inspiring book I’ve ever read .The story of a beautiful young girls love of family ,her faith and life in general and the horrendous obstacles she encounters just to survive .Leaving your family at a very young age to persue a career half way around the world and then to find yourself alone and fighting severe illness .The strength and unconditional love she and her mumma share no doubt helped them fight for life .I feel so privileged to know this amazingly beautiful girl and very honoured to work with her .Congratulations Sherozina ,you have taught me and I’m sure many others around you to embrace life, cherish every moment continue to fight for what you want to achieve -you have certainly proven that nothing is impossible . ❤?❤
Priscilla - 6 Apr 2018
A raw and authentic story of the challenges faced by a God loving girl and her humble family. It is a captivating and honest portrayal of God's love in times of adversity. I have been greatly awed and encouraged by this book.
Susan Crawford - 4 Apr 2018
I found this story compelling and inspirational. It's a story of faith, miracles, and love as well as bravery and persistence in the face of adversity. It is graphic and honest but written with a sweet turn of phrase. Loved it!
Yen - 30 Mar 2018
I have just finished reading this absolutely incredible book written by my beautiful friend @sherozina about her journey battling cancer. But this book is so much more than that!! The countless miracles experienced, the incredible love and faithfulness God has so gracefully showered over her and family just blows me away! No matter where you are in life, this book will definitely encourage you, lift your spirit and help you trust in the incredible love that God has for you whilst challenging you to live your life to the fullest everyday.
Please do yourself a favour and get a copy from this site/amazon! You are incredible Sherozina!
Alice - 28 Mar 2018
An exceptional read that beautifully captures the innermost thoughts of a girl in her battle through cancer, and a mother’s desperate aching heart for her daughter. It had me rocking on edge, seeing them choose praise time and time again in the midst of lost hope. Genuine, full-hearted and inspiring. A must read!
Aileen - 27 Mar 2018
A real life story that has been penned beautifully in this book. A journey of a strong, courageous, smart, God loving and everyday girl that is uneasy, adventurous, heart breaking but victorious. Hard to put down this book once it is in your hand. Sherozina shared her life testimony, life journey, her high and low in life, God's faithfulness, protection, love and miracles. Love love love this book.. It made me cry, it made me smile and it warmed my heart.
Mariam Adegoke - 15 Mar 2018
What an inspirational story and testimony of God's faithfulness. And what courage. A great read, I struggled to put it down!
Pedro Garcia - 15 Mar 2018
What an inspirational real life story: I cried, I laughed, I felt as if I was right there living the situations together with Sherozina. I am so amazed by the faith, the hope & the courage of this nineteen years old girl. This book has added a lot in me, into my personal life, I have leant a lot. Thank you Sherozina for sharing this great testimony of your life with us.
Lauren - 1 Mar 2018
This book opened my heart and lifted my spirit. I read this book in two days because I couldn't put it down - I always had to know what happened next! It is so inspiring and gives me so much courage and hope to push on in my own cancer journey. Thank you Sherozina for giving everyone an amazing gift with this story.
Tommy Sheehan - 1 Mar 2018
Wow,what a captivating read.Difficult to put down,Wonderful true story
of Courage,perseverence,hope,Faith,true friends and a wonderful family.
Managed to read it in 2 days,normally weeks to read a book,captivating and she had to fight all the way.True Grit
Devin Deo - 27 Feb 2018
This book is truly one filled with tears, both happy and sad. It is a testament to the glory of God, in an extraordinary woman of faith. Sherozina's book is definitely a must read. An amazing story that wowed me throughout its entirety, and one that will no doubt leave you amazed as well.
Pooja Mehra - 17 Feb 2018
Sherozina had me in buckets of tears in the first chapter. Her mother's love and her faith in God kept her alive, fighting against all the those ocean waves hitting her while pushing her to the rocks, she stood still and braved cancer. This was my first book I finished in less than 5 days. I loved how she built up curiosity at the end of every chapter. I was going to cry buckets again after reading the book but the last chapter gave me hope and courage to not to cry rather be proud to who she is now and happy in her little world that she has built around herself.
Beverley - 16 Feb 2018
This book is a beacon of hope for the souls of humanity! It will make you laugh and cry even more it gives you a glimpse of heaven touching earth.
Larissa - 15 Feb 2018
What an inspirational young woman
Faith and dedication will get you through
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