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The "Little Book of Hope" is no longer available in it's current form BUT is coming back bigger and better than ever, in a new and improved expanded version! The writers have been working hard with Affirm Press to produce even more inspirational views, stories and insights of responding positively to life's challenging adversities, based on the many learnings gained from - and since Ade's massive brain hemorrhage stroke misadventure that even his neurosurgeons were unsure if he would survive. The next incarnation of "The Little Book of Hope" will be available in stores from May 2016.

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ABOUT ADE

ade-kateAde Djajamihardja has been a Screen Media Professional for nearly thirty years, at both National and International level. Ade’s professional career began in 1988, when he worked as Floor Manager for the ABCTV’s News at just 19 years of age. His professional career then progressed to Assistant Director positions with ABC's Light Entertainment, Comedy and Drama Units for such iconic Australian programs as: "Countdown Revolution”, “The Big Gig", "DAAS KAPITAL, "The Late Show" and "Phoenix”. Overseas expatriate tenures then followed in Singapore and Malaysia where he co-produced the biggest historical epic film in Malaysia's history “Puteri Gunung Ledang” aka “A Legendary Love”, which was also the first film from Malaysia to be short-listed to be considered for Oscar nomination.

Ade, with wife and primary carer, Kate Stephens, own and run A2K Media, which they formed in 2007. A2K Media specializes in media collaborations with Asia- - and beyond. It was during this era of Ade’s life that he co-created and executive produced both Indonesian Film Education Screenings and the Australian Malaysian Film Festival. He also co-produced the Indonesian feature film “Kambing Jantan” (Male Goat) and was one of the producers for GNW TV’s “Salam Café”, which was a pioneering comedy panel talk show that screened on SBS; based on life within Australia’s Muslim community.

Ade Djajamihardja and Kate Stephens holding the Best-Seller award.

Ade Djajamihardja and Kate Stephens holding the Best-Seller award.

As life's twists would have it, Ade joined the board of the not-for-profit organisation, Disability Media Australia, just three days prior to suffering a massive brain hemorrhage stroke. Due to this stroke, Ade required emergency life-saving brain surgery under an induced coma, seven months in hospital, learning how to sit upright, feed himself, then learning how to read and speak clearly and coherently. He was not expected to survive. He is now in the process of learning to walk (and hopefully dance) again! Ade is looking forward to making a substantial contribution to advance the rights, inclusion and increased visibility of people with disabilities in the media, by sharing their stories and their talent. Ade together with his wife Kate, has written his first book, The Little Book of Hope for Stroke Survivors, Care Givers and Anyone Else Going Through a Really Shit Time. Ade’s wish is that this book will inspire, motivate and give hope to stroke survivors and care givers as well as anyone else who may be struggling. This book aims and encourage others to respond positively to life’s adversities and also hopefully heed as a warning to many, so that they will stop and count their blessings, prioritize their life, so that a major health disaster is prevented and a balanced happy life prevails.

Ade is currently studying the Master of Screen Arts and Business at AFTRS (Australian Film Television and Radio School). A second book is due to be published by Affirm Press in May 2016. This is a extension and expansion of his first book.

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Jack Canfield,

Co-creator Chicken Soup for the Soul Book Series and The Success Principles, and featured teacher in the movie, The Secret

 

The Little Book of HOPE

For Stroke Survivors, Care Givers and Anyone Else Going Through a Really Tough Time.

For those of you that already have the first edition, you can look forward to the new book (which is being published by Affirm Press in May 2016), with more than 3 times the content. Pre-order now and be one of the first to receive your personally signed copy.

 

Ade Djajamihardja had a pretty great life, a loving partner and an exciting career.

But in a matter of seconds, his world was utterly transformed...

Following a massive haemorrhage stroke, Ade was placed in an induced coma, and his family were warned that even if he lived, he might never eat or speak again.

Totally dependent on others, no longer able to read or write, and barely able to move, he faced a long path to recovery. But Ade chose to fight...

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Dr. John Demartini

 

Human behavioral specialist, educator, International bestselling author, consultant and founder of the Demartini Institute

We all face tragedy. It’s what we learn from that tragedy that makes the difference.

This is the remarkable story of Ade and his wife, Kate, and how hope steered them through the darkest of days. Told with Ade’s signature positivity, humour and empathy, The Little Book of Hope is full of fascinating insights and practical tools that will warm, inspire and guide anyone facing tough times.

 

"What a story. Told with wit and wisdom. Yours is the best book about stroke since Ron Saw wrote The One-Fingered Typist decades ago, back when people didn’t talk about it. Love your sense of humor and irony. It is a massive, magic weapon … You are right, Ade, it gets you through."

Derryn Hynch 

Journalist, Television and Radio Presenter, Writer and Human Headline (www.humanheadline.com.au

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"Ade and Kate tell their story openly and honestly, resulting in this very special book, which made me cry but also made me nearly wet my pants I laughed so hard. The Little Book of Hope is a tonic for your body and mind and soul and I highly recommend it to ANYONE and EVERYONE who is just trying to live life"

Jane Kennedy

Producer, Presenter and Author

"This little book is a gem. Don’t put it on a shelf. Keep it by your bed. Pick it up anytime and turn to any page. It’s a lucky-dip of simple uplifting wisdom."

Santo Cilauro

Producer, Presenter and Author

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"Ade and Kate’s book is a valuable resource to health professionals from any discipline or back ground. They share their honest perspectives and experiences of stroke survivor & carer, with courage and humour, and also provide a compassionate education about so much more, including what we do well and what we could do better."

Dr Barbara Hannon

 Rehablitation Physician

"Ade and Kate have written a very honest and frank account of life after stroke.  Their book is peppered with a good sense of humour and very practical tools which have assisted their amazing progress down the road of recovery.   The carer’s perspective provides invaluable advice and certainly demonstrates that while stroke strikes an individual the effects are a ‘family affair’.  I have used contents of the book to inspire other stroke survivors and have derived personal inspiration...  I highly recommend this book to all stroke survivors and their families and to anyone who wishes to be equipped with tools to face the everyday challenges of life."

Sophe Kimonides

Clinical Neuropsychologist

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"Your book is sure to lift many, many souls, Ade. And it will remind everyone to be grateful and positive and to learn to laugh a whole lot more. I’m going to make EVERYONE I know read this!"

Tiara Jacquelina

Award winning Malaysia Producer and Actress, and Passionate Arts Advocate

 

"Really enjoyed it. I think you write really well and I just wanted to continue reading it. Funny but not too funny and lots of great advice on general good living, not just post-stroke stuff."

Wilma Swaik

Rehabilitation Social Worker

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"I highly recommend Ade's "Little Book of Hope" to anyone participating in a sporting challenge or perhaps just looking for ways to face adversity, or seeking new ideas in dealing with life's many "curve balls".

I know I'll be thinking of Ade's many coping mechanisms when facing the more confronting moments when I swim the English Channel in my attempt to break my own current world record for the "Enduroman "Arc to Arch" ultra triathlon."

John Van Wisse 

Current World Record Holder of the "Arch to Arc" Ultra Triathlon

 

"… this book is amazing. I have just finished reading it for the first time - it is a book I will want to pick up time and time again. It is a living manifestation of the teachings of the many Gurus to whom you refer and yet it is more ... shared from within so that we might all benefit. It will be a reference journal, a bible, a self-help book, an inspirational tool kit for so many who need hope…. above all else it is a book of love - maybe the Beatles did get it right after all!"

Dr Gerard O’Hare CBE DL FRICS

Ambassador for HRH The Prince of Wales for Corporate Social Responsibility

 

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"As a stroke survivor myself, I could relate to Ade & Kate's journey, and found this book very helpful and uplifting.  I highly recommend it as a great resource tool for anyone dealing with a brain injury, their loved ones and support team.

For those working in the health care industry and anyone who is wanting to better their own lives or help others to do so, this is a fabulous read.

The book covers very important and sensitive topics, is presented honestly, in a fun, positive and easy to read format, that inspires and offers hope to the reader."

Annie Ainslie

Stroke Survivor, Convenor Neurosurgery Support Group and Pastoral Care Practitioner

 

"Because of the authors wit, I found myself Laughing and Crying at the same time, while imagining myself facing what Ade and Kate have faced.

A real story from real people about how to deal with and overcome adversity. A must read for anyone that is doing it tough and for the carers caring for them.

It's a reminder to me that what I tell myself is true and that "The ideal conditions for growth may at first appear hostile."

Bill Gasiamis

Health Coach & National Stroke Foundation Ambassador

 

"This book is looking fricken tremendous! There’s great advice…and some funny stuff, too. Your style is very readable and warm, with good punchy style and info… Lots of great personal insights throughout. It’s a winner."

Tim Ferguson 

Comedian and Writer, Sydney, Australia

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"How right you are! About everything in the book! And it explains your incredible progress, both physically and mentally.  Others I know, and for whom I have had the honor of caring, do succumb to insidious depression, and some never get out of it.  Your book should be out there on the shelves and talked about on radio and TV."

Lanita Idrus

Publisher, The ASIA Miner, Publisher Coal Age Asia, Director, Mining Media International (Australia) Pty Ltd, former Senior Lecturer Faculty of Dentistry, Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Melbourne and Head of Department of Nursing Practice, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia

 

Ade Djajamihardja had a pretty great life, a loving partner and an exciting career.

But in a matter of seconds, his world was utterly transformed.

Following a massive haemorrhage stroke, Ade was placed in an induced coma, and his family were warned that even if he lived, he might never eat or speak again.

Totally dependent on others, no longer able to read or write, and barely able to move, he faced a long path to recovery. But Ade chose to fight...

 

 

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