Dying To Be Healed

A Nurse’s Story Of Love, Hope and Faith


Dying to be Healed follows Holly Gerrish’s touching and intensely personal journey when her husband, Mark, is diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight and, fifteen years later, with ALS. In spite of her nursing experience and long-held beliefs, Holly ventures beyond the boundaries of medicine in an effort to help improve her husband’s prognosis.

Holly shares her story of love, courage, new-found faith and the hidden gifts she discovers while caring for a husband living with a terminal illness. Most important, an unexpected encounter with life after death provides her with insight into the angels among us.

If you enjoyed the movies Love Story, The Theory of Everything and Ghost, and the book My Sister’s Keeper, you will love Dying to be Healed.

“The most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.”

~ Pierre de Coubertin ~


“I took a sip of water and then walked through the darkness and crawled into bed. I held Mark’s hand and kissed him goodnight. I continued to reel in grief as the reality of losing someone I had come to love more than I ever thought possible was looming. I lay awake, quietly sobbing, wondering if I was being unrealistic, too hopeful. Had I been naive? Had I been fooled into thinking all of these complementary therapies or God could heal him of ALS?”


  • Engaging. Powerful. Emotional. Inspirational.