WE ARE ALL INSPIRED BY PEOPLE who face up to and deal unflinchingly with tragedy. In Sophie van der Stap’s “Remembering Chantal,” Sophie writes movingly of her friend Chantal, a young woman with terminal cancer who faced her fear with courage and humor.
Also in this issue, read about two flight attendants who thwarted a hijacker’s plot in “Get the Gun!” In “I Survived!” we present the amazing stories of five individuals who found themselves in dangerous and terrifying situations and lived to tell about it.
How Doctors Are Mending Broken Hearts” is about survival of another kind—from Europe’s No. 1 killer, heart disease. Learn how rapid and effective treatment at specialist cardiology centers, along with healthier diets and lifestyle changes, are saving lives and improving quality of life for heart patients.
We can’t let October pass without a nod to Halloween! In “Traveling in Dracula Country,” Luke Spencer follows in the footsteps of young Jonathan Harker, the hero of Bram Stoker’s gothic horror masterpiece, Dracula, as he makes his way across Europe to Count Dracula’s castle in Transylvania.
There’s more, such as a grueling desert rally in Morocco just for women, and a French archeologist who uses technology to preserve the heritage of ancient cultures at risk in remote corners of the world.