Loving Large


A mother’s journey to help save her son after he is diagnosed with a rare medical condition.

Patti M. Hall’s life is pitched into an abyss of uncertainty when a golf-ball sized tumour is discovered in her teenage son’s head and he is diagnosed with gigantism. After scrambling to access a handful of medical experts in the field, Patti learns that her boy could grow uncontrollably and his life could be cut short without timely and aggressive treatment.

Patti’s attention shifts fully away from her relationships as well as her own career and health. Her new normal sees her step into a dozen new roles, including scrub nurse, medical researcher, primary caregiver, and cheerleader, while she struggles and fails to rebuild her life as a newly divorced woman.

In Loving Large, Patti’s voice exudes wit, wisdom, and humour — the hallmarks of people who must figure out how to handle the aftermath of a crisis.

About the Author