Chronic illness has the ability to rob life of its joy and meaning. The social, psychological, and emotional challenges of a chronic illness can destroy lives and leave empty human shells in its wake. But just as chronic illness is a thief, it is also a giver. It has the ability to transform lives by providing countless opportunities for knowledge, personal growth, and perspective. Chronic illness challenges us to accept its intrusively difficult nature and grow through the difficulty. Through a series of poignant essays and chronicled journal entries, Bittersweet Chances recounts Doug and Dana Broehl’s journey of growth through the darkness of cystic fibrosis and the renewed hope of a double lung transplant.