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Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 By Your Side : A True Story of Courage, Love and Loss
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''I'll be waiting for you, and when we beat this thing we are going to celebrate.'

'At 15 Cass Nascimento was so beautiful she left boys tongue-tied. But her beauty was more than skin-deep: she was a sunny, generous, kind force of nature.

'When Jason Carrasco was diagnosed with fast-spreading cancer at age 18 he feared the worst. Despite a loving family and supportive friends, he couldn't seem to find the strength needed to survive. Then came Cass. As terrible as Jason's ordeal was, Cass had already endured far worse, after being diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour at just 16 years old. The way she dealt with her diagnosis and gruelling treatment stunned everyone who came into contact with her the more terrible things got, the brighter Cass's light shone.

'Now in remission, Cass knew firsthand how isolating it is to be a teenager whose future has been ripped away, so when she learned about Jason she was determined he would never feel alone again – she would be by his side no matter what.

'Cass was true to her word, and with her inspiration Jason made it through and was declared cancer-free. But fate had a terrible twist in store. Just as Jason walked into the sunlight Cass's cancer returned. Now it was his turn to be there for her, hoping against hope that their deepest of bonds and her remarkable optimistic spirit and love for life would be enough to save this special girl. ' (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Random House Australia , 2016 .
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      Extent: 320p.
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      • Published 27th June 2016
      ISBN: 9780857989574

Works about this Work

By Your Side Review : A Moving Memoir of Two Teens with Cancer Steven Carroll , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 25 June 2016;

— Review of By Your Side : A True Story of Courage, Love and Loss Jason Carrasco , 2016 single work autobiography
'When Cass and Jason met in their early teens at a Friday night basketball match, they could never have imagined what lay in store for them over the next few years. Cass, at 16, was diagnosed with a brain tumour – and Jason, at 18, was diagnosed with testicular cancer. ...'
By Your Side Review : A Moving Memoir of Two Teens with Cancer Steven Carroll , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 25 June 2016;

— Review of By Your Side : A True Story of Courage, Love and Loss Jason Carrasco , 2016 single work autobiography
'When Cass and Jason met in their early teens at a Friday night basketball match, they could never have imagined what lay in store for them over the next few years. Cass, at 16, was diagnosed with a brain tumour – and Jason, at 18, was diagnosed with testicular cancer. ...'
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