"This may be the book that changes your life. Elissa Montanti’s memoir, written with Jennifer Haupt, tells an incredible tale about helping the war-wounded children of the world, one child at a time. Moving from Bosnia to Iraq to Haiti, I’ll Stand By You is a story of courage, triumph, pure New Yorker persistence, and most of all, how one determined individual can accomplish miracles."

--Siobhan Fallon, author of You Know When the Men Are Gone

"In 'I'll Stand by You,' Elissa Montanti grips you from start to finish. She pours her heart and soul into getting these children the proper medical care as they become a part of her global family. Shriners Hospitals for Children is proud to play a role in providing the care that many of these families can’t afford nor can these children receive in their homeland.”

—Peter F. Armstrong, MD, FRCSC, FACS, FAAP

Vice President – Medical Affairs
Chief Medical Officer

“An intriguing journey begins with tragic loss in the seemingly safe suburbs of Staten Island and stretches across the rugged terrain of lawless hinterlands in war-torn Bosnia to find a new life of unexpected adventure and ultimate redemption. This very personal story proves that one person can make a powerful difference in the lives of thousands.”

—Deborah Rodriguez, author of the New York Times bestseller Kabul Beauty School

“Elissa Montanti, with little money and no experience in humanitarian aid, has changed the fortunes of more than one hundred crippled children, one child at a time.”

—Scott Pelley, 60 Minutes




Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Dutton Adult (August 2, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0525952950
ISBN-13: 978-0525952954

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