Updated: Saturday, 04 Aug 2012, 11:14 AM EDT
Published : Saturday, 04 Aug 2012, 11:14 AM EDT
(WTNH) -- A marine who was struck with an a rare liver disease was told he only had months to live.
Bryan Donahue is a 3rd-generation marine, who at the age of 22 was dealt a blow most would not recover from.
It was the shocking diagnosis of a rare chronic liver disease with no cure that made him reevaluate everything in his life.
Bryan's book "On Borrowed Time, How I Built a Life While Beating Death" chronicles his story and the mental shift he made after being told he had only months to live.
He credits mental toughness in particular the power of positive thought for not only his survival, but for creating a superlative life that he lives to the fullest every day.
Bryan, along with M. Rutledge McCall, Pulitzer Prize nominated author, have plans for additional books. The topics will dive deep into mental toughness, communication with loved ones, the greatness of life, and the positive impact we can all have on one another.