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About the Book

The day starts as any other day starts. With the utterance of a few words, Jo-Ann and David Capp’s world was then shattered when their six-year-old son was diagnosed with cancer. His sister was only eight. As Reid’s health deteriorated, so did the health of Jo and David’s marriage. Would there be a point of no return? With brutal honesty, Jo-Ann takes stock of her role within the relationships she has with those around her, and makes changes, one at a time.



Jo-Ann Capp grew up in rural Queensland. The eldest of two girls, Jo is a country girl at heart who grew up knowing and appreciating the importance of community from a young age. Jo’s Grandfathers Roger (maternal) and Reid (paternal) were both leaders in their communities and had passed this reputation onto their children, (Jo’s Parents – Roslyn and Reid) and in turn to Jo and her sister Melissa.

After leaving boarding school Jo attended Queensland Agricultural College in Gatton and began studying for a career in hospitality. It wasn’t long into college life that Jo realised she was not much of a student. Being in the workforce was far better than reading or analysing it! She found work in Cairns and the Gold Coast and quickly moved up the management rungs of Hotel Management. Moving from hospitality to community fundraising and event planning is a road well travelled.


However this was to be Jo’s path. She is passionate about her family and her community. Now living in Toowoomba Qld with her husband David and two children Alexandra and Reid.

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What they say

I related to every step of the way after a terrible accident with my son…..I was very inspired by your book

Emily O’Sullivan

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