One Day We’ll Dance Again chronicles the life of Eric Ashton Ware and his courageous battle against astrocytomas of the brain stem. The story of six-year-old Eric, son of Byron and Angela Ware, is told through the observations of his mother during his illness, treatments, and the approximately eighteen month period after his death.
When a child is ill, his world is suddenly ruled by others. He is under the care of people he has never met—a frightening proposition at best. His parents’ only job is to attempt to calm and comfort him in an alien environment which involves medications, x-rays, treatments, and therapies.
Eric’s poignant story extends beyond his illness. At times somber, sometimes humorous, his story touched his brothers, family, friends, and many others. One Day We’ll Dance Again endeavors to communicate the importance of maintaining family structure and depending upon family and faith support systems throughout and beyond the battle. It also recommends ways in which family, friends, and caregivers can assist families with critically ill children, and challenges all to consider how they can make a positive impact on these families in their time of need.