Eye Won – Powerfully Positive, Ridiculously Resilient

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Eye Won – Powerfully Positive, Ridiculously Resilient

At 21, Jess Van Zeil felt invincible. From Bungee Jumping to SCUBA diving in South Africa, Jess was fulfilling her dreams as a mad adventurer; her future crammed with plans as a loving daughter, passionate sportswomen and student. In the midst of her dreams unfolding, life dealt Jess a mighty blow in the form of Conjunctival Ocular Melanoma; a very rare and aggressive form of cancer. Despite returning to Australia, home to some of the best melanoma experts in the world, the cancer was relentless. Until finally she was told the colossal words, “We’re going to have to take the eye.” It seemed unthinkable, “I’m so young. I don’t want to look like a freak!” But the alternative was death in five years. Losing her eye was only the beginning of the unforgiving emotional and physical battles Jess would face. Defying all odds, Jess emerged having discovered the simple yet incredibly powerful principles that not only guided her through the fear, loneliness and anger that threatened to overwhelm her, but revolutionised her mindset to become powerfully positive and ridiculously resilient. With her sassy blend of honesty and humour, Jess reveals what it takes to thrive in the face of adversity. How she did it on her own terms—and with the most dazzling collection of eye-patches in the world!


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3 reviews for Eye Won – Powerfully Positive, Ridiculously Resilient

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    WOW! It’s crazy to think of what I was doing when I was 21 compared to what Jess was going through. I am blessed to have read her book, learn so much and know her now in person, Everyone needs to be more resilient and positive like Jess and this book will help you do that.

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    Eye Won is a MUST READ!
    Jess is a beautiful, expressive writer and she takes you as the reader on an extraordinary journey! I was captivated from the first page and felt honoured to feel part of the pivotal experiences that have shaped Jess and the way she lives her life and creates massive impact today! Jess will have you laughing, crying and feeling in awe of her courage, strength, vulnerability, gratitude and resilience! There are so many incredible lessons to learn and implement in your own life! Jess has the most infectious joy for life that leaps through the pages and touches your heart! Thank you Jess for sharing vulnerably and openly with us! You are a gift to the world and your story has so much power to transform peoples lives and experience of overcoming challenges by equipping them with tools and strategies to live a “powerfully positive and ridiculously resilient life.”

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    What an incredible book. Such an incredible story to read and what an eye opener to the importance of life, motivation and resilience. It’s a must read! And a perfect gift for anyone and everyone.

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