I'll Stand By You

I’ll Stand By You

One Woman’s Mission to Heal the Children of the World

Written by: Elissa Montanti
Contribution by: Jennifer Haupt

Additional Formats
  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781101590904
  • 256 Pages
  • Plume
  • Adult


“The saint of Staten Island” (People magazine) shares the inspirational story of how she’s changing the world, one child at a time

Fourteen years ago, Elissa Montanti was reeling from the loss of several loved ones when she decided to work past her grief by collecting school supplies for Bosnian children. Then a U.N. ambassador showed her a photo of Kenan, a young boy who had lost both arms and one leg to a landmine.

Elissa invited Kenan and his mother into her home, arranging free airfare, prosthetics, and medical care. Operating out of her apartment’s walk-in closet, Elissa’s Global Medical Relief Fund has since helped more than one hundred and fifty children from twenty-two countries injured in war zones and natural disasters around the world. I’ll Stand by You recounts Elissa’s remarkable story and how—in helping these children—she healed herself.
I'll Stand By You

I’ll Stand By You

Written by: Elissa Montanti, Contribution by: Jennifer Haupt