As a mother of a child that survived cancer, I love the way the author put on paper so many thoughts that parents going through a similar saga are never able to voice, it was as if someone could see into my heart and mind when I was in the same situations.  The memoir kept me awake to wee hours in the morning for two nights. The ending is astonishing!  - Sherry lake


Completely compelling.  I could not put The Marathon down. I was completely absorbed from the very first word. I cried and laughed and then cried some more. Mrs. Sheeran writes beautifully and her story is so openly and honestly told. Brilliant! - Kristen Steis

REVIEWS of


the marathon


 by kerry sheeran


I don’t even know where to begin. I am unable to express how profoundly inspired I am by THIS book. I visited my parents this weekend and we all couldn’t stop talking about it. My mother tore through it in a day, my dad, maybe 2 days, and I read it in a week… not bad, given my insane work schedule. there was a LOT of bravery in the telling of this story.  I'm so thankful to have read it.  THE AUTHOR taught me something in The Marathon, which, I think, will be with me forever: that God is love. I get it now. And I totally agree. And I’m so comforted by this. she put it in terms that made this concept accessible for me. … the way she weaved Emma’s beginning and Tom’s running of the marathon? Brilliant. The immediacy of all the events unfolding?  I felt like I was with them the whole time, through every brutal ordeal and every rare moment of relief. What a gift at narrative!  - Cristen Paige

This is such a great miraculous story! I had to put the book down because I could not see through my tears, and when I picked it back up the next minute I would find myself laughing. THE MARATHON is so well told, that you can't help becoming completely immersed in it. - Cathy Meglan desmarais

THE MARATHON IS A NON-FICTION NOVEL THAT TACKLES EXTREMES IN LONG-DISTANCE RUNNING, MARRIAGE, PARENTING AND FAITH.  WHEN THE SHEERANS' PREMATURE BABY IS BORN WITH SEVERE COMPLICATIONS - INCLUDING TEF/EA - THE ENTIRE FAMILY SPENDS MORE THAN 4 LONG MONTHS IN THE NICU AT BOSTON CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL.  AS THEIR DAUGHTER CLINGS TO LIFE, THE SHEERANS MUST FACE THEIR WORST NIGHTMARES HEAD ON.  FROM PATIENT ADVOCACY, TO QUESTIONING THEIR FAITH IN GOD, TO LEARNING TO LISTEN AND TRUST THEIR OWN INTUITION - THEIR JOURNEY AS PARENTS OF A CRITICALLY ILL CHILD IS PAVED WITH INSPIRATION AND HOPE - AND GUIDED BY A MOTHER'S INNER VOICE.  NOT YOUR AVERAGE BOOK ABOUT THE BOSTON MARATHON, THE MARATHON​ EXPOSES THE HEART AND SOUL BEHIND ONE FAMILY'S DESPERATE ATTEMPT TO MAKE IT TO BOSTON BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE.


TEF/EA = tracheo-esophageal fistula/esophageal atresia.

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THE MARATHON


A True Story


Ocean State Press

The Marathon receives a

5 STAR RATING ON AMAZON!



"I couldn't put down The Marathon... I was literally reading it while cooking dinner! Ms Sheeran's heartfelt, often humorous, always interesting depiction of her daughter's struggles is a story every parent should read. Themes of faith, and the connections that occur during shared suffering and victory, make the book very relatable. Excellent first novel."  -Anntionette O'Brien

I am an avid reader, but it is not often that I am absorbed into a book so completely that I can't put it down. The story of Kerry and Tom confronting every parent's worst nightmare had me engrossed from the very first page. It was so well written, with such unwavering honesty. As a mother and therapist, I saw myself, my clients, and my family in Kerry and Tom's story, facing life's cruelest challenge with faith and strength.  -J.Smith LMHC


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"When all hope is lost, The Marathon proves that faith and perseverance can pull you through.  Parents and athletes alike will be touched by this family's incredible journey."  -D. Lopez