When an X-ray of a sore arm quickly leads to a diagnosis of Stage IV kidney cancer—one which would soon affect his bones, his lungs, lymph nodes, and brain—Peter Rooney’s life will never be the same. Faced with the prognosis of an incurable disease and armed only with the will to fight back, Immunopatient (Hatherleigh Press) chronicles Peter’s desperate quest for hope and healing, and the experimental treatment that will give him a chance to strike back at his disease.
Peter Rooney has more than a decade’s experience working as an award-winning journalist for newspapers in Illinois and for the Associated Press in Berlin. Peter also worked alongside Gehrung Associates to help academic institutions tell their stories through the publication of research breakthroughs, unconventional wisdom from the social sciences, and other insights from academia. He was heading up communications at Amherst College when he was diagnosed with advanced stage kidney cancer, which had already progressed to his bones, lungs, lymph nodes and brain. He lives in Keene, NH, with his wife, Katharina, where they raised their two children, Max and Jakob.