Touched by Hannah

Touched by Hannah- a Memoir Book by Chris Hennessy



"Wow! Amazing Story. Chris and Hannah are inspirational heroes!"
--Alan Schwarz, TV Producer/Documentary Filmmaker

Welcome to this website, which is designed to keep you up to date on the progress of Chris Hennessy’s upcoming memoir book, Touched by Hannah. Touched by Hannah is an original story based upon true events that Chris and his family lived through in 2009.

Touched By Hannah has already been featured on NBC TV News, KGO-810 Radio San Francisco, as well and many other NEWS & PRESS stories.

The short trailer film Chris produced (see video at top of page) to promote Touched by Hannah, won an award at the 2016 IndieFest Global Film Competition.

Touched by Hannah will be unlike any memoir book you’ve read - supremely riveting - entertaining - inspirational - confidence building - humorous - enjoyable and beneficial to read again and again.

In June of 2009 Chris was diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancer. On August 3, 2009 he endured radical prostatectomy cancer surgery at Stanford Hospital, Stanford, CA. Severe complications developed, and Chris almost died three days after surgery - the first of several near-death episodes.

Still battling life-threatening side-effects, less than a month passed when Chris’ daughter Hannah, due December 7, 2009, was born September 1, 2009 at Good Samaritan Hospital, San Jose CA. Hannah was classified as a micro-preemie. She weighed a mere 1 lb. 9 oz.

The doctors told Chris that his post-surgery pathology report was clean. “We got all the cancer.” However, blood tests soon revealed the cancer was in fact, still there.

For months Hannah and Chris fought for their lives. Chris, nauseous and ill from daily radiation treatments, was still there at Hannah’s incubator late into every night, long after the other parents had left.

Chris and his wife Betsy wondered if they'd ever be able to bring Hannah home. Even if they did, the doctors said the odds were against Hannah having a normal, healthy life…

The timing is right, Mr. Hennessy has the passion and guts to make his book great and succeed, the story is powerful and more than 300 pages have been written.

After completing his book, Chris will write the screenplay, hoping to have Touched by Hannah portrayed as a movie on the big screen.

Read an excerpt from Touched by Hannah



"Suspense, humor, babies, cancer and triumph! It's terrific!"
--Candace Campbell, producer "Micropremature Babies: How Low Can You Go?"


When will Chris’ Memoir Book, Touched by Hannah, be completed?

Mr. Hennessy has spent hundreds of passionate hours writing, re-writing and tweaking Touched by Hannah.

Currently at 300 pages (down from 360 pages) Chris estimates to be completed with his writing approximately January, 2020. At that point they’ll still plenty of work to accomplish.

Chris will need to hire a couple of experienced professional book editors to help refine and make Touched by Hannah shine. This extra effort is what's needed to help Touched by Hannah get published.

Working with an experienced editor is a lot of work. It’s also very expensive to have a book of 300 pages professionally edited.

Chris is looking to raise $9500 to help get Touched by Hannah edited and completed. At that time he will secure and agent, who will reach out to publishers.


Please find the Donate button above.

This is an opportunity to be part of an amazing story that many say, has to be told. Please contribute now and help Chris hire professional editors to complete his Memoir Book, Touched by Hannah.

Press the ‘DONATE’ button and give as generously as you can. Your donations will forever be a part of the tremendous effort that is being be put into this project. Donation credits will be listed at the end of the book.

Your generosity and help is very much appreciated.
Thanks so much!

Chris Hennessy