Read the inspiring true story of Courageous Caitie in MORE THAN MOST
The life and death of Courageous Caitie — a three-year-old girl with a rare disease — affected thousands of people worldwide in 2016, as her inspiring story was shared on social media and news outlets in the Philippines and abroad. Now, her parents Feliz and Jay Jay Lucas share their reflections and struggles with grief in More than Most: The Story of Courageous Caitie.
OMF Literature presents the moving and inspiring account of the Lucas family in this highly anticipated book. Caitlin “Courageous Caitie” Lucas’s journey began in January 2016 with a mysterious illness, eventually diagnosed as a rare childhood cancer called juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML). She passed away in March of the same year. People were inspired by young Caitie’s bravery, and her parents’ faith in the midst of adversity and loss.
More than Most reveals how Feliz and Jay Jay Lucas processed their feelings of fear and grief, of holding on to hope during and after Caitie’s passing. The book also includes testimonies from people whose lives were changed by Caitie’s journey and the Lucas family’s story. Celebrity endorser Cheska Kramer says of the book “More than Most can show you what it truly means to never give up on God . . . may this book inspire you to keep the faith even in the most trying of times.” Actress Shaina Magdayao, who played the role of Feliz in the Maalaala Mo Kaya episode about Courageous Caitie, endorses the book as “an inspiring story about life, strength, courage and above all, steadfast faith in God.” Other endorsers of the book include blogger Joy Tan-Chi Mendoza, beauty queen Miriam Quiambao-Roberto, and author and radio host Malu Tiongson-Ortiz.
Jay Jay and Feliz continue to assist and inspire others through Courageous Light, an organization that provides emotional and spiritual support to pediatric patients and their families. Grief Coach and Educator Cathy S. Babao writes in her Foreword for More than Most, “If you have recently experienced a loss, may the reflections and testimonials in this book instill in you the hope that you need to carry on.”
More Than Most is now available at OMF Lit and Passages Bookshops and our online store, passagesbooks.com.