It Takes Guts

A story of love, hope and a missing bowel

by Evelyne Brink

It Takes Guts is the true story of little Tuffel, who upon birth was sentenced to death. This is a remarkable tale of the human spirit rising above the seemingly impossible, told by his mother, Evelyne. Growing into her new role as a mother and carer, she takes you on a journey of personal growth and trying not to lose 'it', herself or him throughout sleepless nights, hospital life and medical jargon - all while keeping her sense of humour along the way. Tuffel has become the first survivor of 'ultra short gut' syndrome: living with no small intestine. This uplifting and deeply emotional journey will fill your heart with new hope for what is possible for each and every one of us.
Rights Information

World rights available excluding English language.


An amazing story of how crisis can turn strangers into family and the amazing reserves of grace, love, and hope we can all find inside ourselves when we really need them.

Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: November 2014
  • English
  • 9781909623729
  • GB
  • Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • Panoma Press
  • Readership: General
  • Publish State: Unpublished
  • Dimensions: 203 x 127 mm