In her courageous book ‘When Every Day Matters’ MJ Hurley Brant chronicles the ﬁrst year of living without her beloved daughter, Katie Brant. For ten years Katie and her family lived with the diagnosis, treatment and progression of brain cancer. MJ shares with us not the story of a life lost through tragedy, but the legacy of a renewed life ﬁlled with grace, compassion, wisdom and choice. A life in which every day matters. Living with grief is a lonely journey, but you don’t have to do it alone. Within these pages you will ﬁnd a reassuring companion who knows what you are going through because she’s been there. From practical reminders to drink more water so that your body does not suffer the effects of dehydration on top of emotional devastation, to creating memory gardens to channel sadness, MJ Hurley Brant’s words, suggestions and sentiments will comfort and guide you to an understanding that sometimes the only way we get over the unbearable is by going through it. This is a book that will break your heart and put it back together again. This is the story of a daughter who wouldn’t give up and a mother who never lost faith. The reader can’t help but be inspired by the indomitable human spirit that resides within Mary Jane Brant. It is a gift of grace. For those who are hurting, a spiritual blessing awaits them in between every line. There’s solace and genuine wisdom here.