About Beautiful Affliction: Lene Fogelberg is dying and she is sure of it, but no doctor in her home country of Sweden believes her. While Lene is battling with the unnerving feeling of death, a love story enfolds her with the man who will become her husband, enchanting surroundings, and later, her two beautiful daughters. Although Lene is overwhelmed with happiness she can’t help but think—Will I die young?—a question that she has carried in her heart since childhood that threatens her sanity and everything she holds close to her.
However, when her young family moves to the United States, her relentless question is finally answered, a diagnosis. Lene is in the last stages of a fatal congenital heart disease that has gone undetected. But is it too late?
Courageously honest and often harrowing, Beautiful Affliction delves into the inspiring account of growing up and living on the verge of death while finding bravery, love and beauty along the way.
"Beautiful Affliction" by author Lene Fogelberg is a scary story. Lene Fogelberg is sick and is trying to find out what is wrong with her. Just think about this for a minute. No one will listen to her or believe her. She thinks that maybe she is not really sick but it might be imagined. When she comes to the US finally a doctor finds out that she is really horribly sick. I cried for this young woman and I wanted to yell at the doctors who did nothing to help. This is a story of hope, and love. I am happy that I was able to read this. I give this book a 5/5. I was given this book for a review and these are all my opinions.