LiveReal recounts a family’s journey through their daughter’s liver transplant. This book is meant to provide hope and support to families that might be going through similar experiences, but also inspire anyone dealing with hardship. It relates a powerful story and highlights important lessons learned along the way.

Kendyl’s journey will inspire you to keep going and face any challenge with courage.

“Samantha fully brings you into her family’s journey through liver transplant in an incredibly thoughtful and inspiring way.

As scary as the reality is of having a sick child what’s amazing is her positive spin on things that makes you realize the incredible resilience, hope and strength that one’s faith can provide. Truly an inspirational and heartfelt book.”

 

Tracy Silva, Wish Granter, Make-A-Wish Utah

“Samantha Melaney has written an intimate, heartfelt book bringing the world of pediatric liver transplant to life. From emotional moments of uncertainty, fear and doubt, Samantha demonstrates courage and perseverance. Her strength brings hope to us all.”

Barbara Wilson, LCSW,

Liver Transplant Social Worker, Primary Children’s Hospital

“Law school final exams require weeks of preparation and intensive study. Imagine studying for that exam while waiting to hear whether your hospitalized baby girl needs a liver transplant. Zachary Melaney found a way to balance the two, and he still took the time to send thank you notes to his professors for accommodating his family emergency. I can’t imagine anyone else handling such a trying time with such strength and integrity.”

Jessica M. Kiser

Associate Professor, Gonzaga University School of Law

Available in e-book Format

“I watched Zach and Samantha parent their children during the most difficult of times. As I read the book, I realized they went through more adversity than I originally thought. Zach and Samantha’s diligence and champion parenting along with medical ingenuity saved Kendyl’s life and their journey is an example to all about navigating difficult times in life.”

 

Cari Fullerton,

Executive VP, Chief Credit Officer, Bank of Utah

“I was immediately DRAWN in this powerful story, as if I was a close family member experiencing this along with the family. As a mother myself, I couldn’t imagine going through these moments with my daughter. Samantha takes us on the journey with her through Live Real, it is wrenching and full of beauty at the same time. Her message “remember to celebrate others’ victories as you wait for your own” is powerful and is now a quote in my phone! Thank you Samantha.”

 

Danielle Amos

Success Mindset Coach, CEO, www.danielleamos.co

“Law school final exams require weeks of preparation and intensive study. Imagine studying for that exam while waiting to hear whether your hospitalized baby girl needs a liver transplant. Zachary Melaney found a way to balance the two, and he still took the time to send thank you notes to his professors for accommodating his family emergency. I can’t imagine anyone else handling such a trying time with such strength and integrity.”

Jessica M. Kiser

Associate Professor, Gonzaga University School of Law

About The Author

Samantha Melaney

SAMANTHA MELANEY is a wife and a mother to two beautiful girls. As a health coach and success ambassador, she facilitates change in clients from the inside out. She is passionate about using the power of a positive mindset to help others feel their best and bring meaningful personal growth.

Samantha is an advocate of organ donation who loves to share her daughter’s experience of receiving a lifesaving pediatric liver transplant. By sharing the lessons learned from her family’s journey, she inspires people to keep the faith during hardship. She hopes that the experience and wisdom gained from her own challenges can help others through difficult situations.

I hope that our family’s story can inspire you to stay stong in the face of adversity and provide tips to make your situation easier..

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to
Make-A-Wish Foundation

Every 20 minutes, a child is ​diagnosed with a critical illness. Tens of thousands of volunteers, donors and supporters advance the Make-A-Wish® vision to grant the wish of every child diagnosed with a critical illness. In the U.S. and its territories, a wish is granted every 34 minutes. A wish can be that spark that helps these children believe that anything is possible and gives them the strength to fight harder against their illnesses. This one belief guides us and inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve.