"Waiting to Die, Running to Live" is a fascinating account of the struggles and triumphs one faces with a terminal diagnosis. Mike Burke, a native of St. Charles, Missouri, was diagnosed with a genetic disease at 14 months old with the expectancy that he wouldn't make it past childhood. After realizing that he had wasted many years worrying about his ever-changing but limited life expectancy, Mike's life took on new purpose and he became a runner. The wisdom and insight Mike has gained over the years can aptly be applied to life-crisis situations on many personal levels. Everyone has his or her own battle and race, and Mike's story can inspire every reader to make it to the "finish line" with grace and strength.