From White Trash to White Coat
The Birth of Catherine’s Purpose
About the Book
Cathy Jansen is a small-town girl with big ideas. Strong-willed and stubborn, she grows up with too much independence and not enough guidance, enjoying the wilder side of life, which ends up leading her down unforeseen paths. While still in high school, Cathy gets pregnant, and although the school suggests she quit, she is determined to carry on with her education.
Despite her resolve, Cathy must learn lessons the hard way. She struggles with self-esteem and identity issues as she fights to survive the ridicule and stigma of being a teenage mother. Her difficulties lead her toward her life's purpose, teaching Cathy to trust the "little voice inside" and create a new path of success, selflessness, and meaning.
Cathy begins to understand the love of Jesus as she learns the rules and reasons leading her path. Despite heartbreak and frustration, she discovers ambition and appreciation, eventually finding a way to live without fear while living in love. Cathy's journey is one of trials and tribulations, but with tenacity, she unearths herself and happiness and recognizes God.
"This book is authentic, important and real-just like its author. If we all had the courage to show our struggle instead of only our triumph the way she has, the world would be a far more beautiful place."
-Meghan Heritage, creator and founder of the Be Event and owner of BlueWest Properties
About the Author
Dr. Tabatha Barber-Duell knows the hardships of Cathy's story firsthand. Her life went down a similar path, but with perseverance, she was able to redirect her purpose and become a successful physician who is now devoted to giving women a voice and a choice when it comes to their health. Dr. Barber-Duell currently lives in Spring Lake, Michigan.