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Live Your Life: My Story of Loving and Losing Nick Cordero

Author: Amanda Kloots with Anna Kloots

Narrator: Amanda Kloots

Started: Sep. 20, 2021

Finished: Sep. 22, 2021

Nick Cordero was a Broadway star with rock and roll dreams. He was also the love of Amanda's life and a new father to baby Elvis. Sadly, he passed away from COVID-19 on July 5, 2020 after a 95 day fight for his life. In this story, Amanda reflects back not only on his time in the hospital but on their lives together. She looks back on how they met, how they fell in love and ultimately how she had to make the decision to let him go. This is the story of so many families who had to look back on good memories and make the choice that was best for their loved ones. Amanda brought attention to Nick's plight through social media and had the world praying, hoping and singing for Nick's recovery.

This was a book I had been looking forward to since hearing of its release and my only mistake was listening to the audio book. I broke down in tears several times while listening to Amanda discuss the four times she received a call from the hospital telling her to get there as soon as she could and that Nick didn't have much time left. I had been following along during Nick's journey and cried along as the world was told that Nick had lost his fight. I am grateful for the look into what it took to do everything they could to keep Nick alive and the fact that Amanda loved him enough to let him go peacefully.

Live Your Life is the title of Nick's first single, this book and the song the world sang with Amanda every day at 3pm to let Nick know he was being thought of. Below is Nick's only time performing this song on stage:

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