by Rebecca Lukens
Man with a Backpack: One Regular Guy’s FightAgainst Stomach Cancer is a heartfelt memoir about one man’s aggressive form of stomach cancer. The book follows Rob Lukens as he chronicles his diagnosis and its effect on his life and family. With a passion for history, Rob intertwines his own struggles with those of historical figures and events, bringing a new perspective on his illness. As his health steadily declines, Rob finds a visionary, spiritual guide to help him through—a man with a backpack.
Capped by an emotional tribute from his wife, Man with a Backpack follows one man as his life ends too soon, forcing him to leave behind his wife, two young children, and community.