Char's Gift


When Char Harryman suffered a series of grand mal seizures and was rushed to the hospital on Easter Sunday, her life, and her husband Steve's, would never be the same again.

With Char's diagnosis of a malignant brain tumor requiring life-saving surgery, that tragic event in their lives would mark the beginning of a remarkable journey of faith and perseverance spanning nearly twenty-five years.

Char's Gift is ultimately a story of triumph over the storms of life and a testament to the depth of God's strength, faithfulness, and unfailing love.


A Timeless love story

Char’s Gift is about strength, faith—and love. It’s a story of two friends who fell in love and created a life together, only to have that life take a turn they never anticipated. They found joy in the midst of suffering. They discovered the power of giving. They triumphed over adversity.

But most importantly, they did it together.

Enjoy this preview of the love story you’ll find inside Char’s Gift.

  • Feb 11, 2020

    Friends For Life

    Steve and Char become close friends working at a restaurant together as teenagers. They know they’ll be friends for life, but could they be something more?

  • Feb 11, 2020

    The Lightbulb Moment

    If they’re just friends, then why does it bother Steve that Char’s going to a football game with another guy? And why does Char keep thinking about Steve?

  • Feb 11, 2020

    The Diagnosis

    Steve and Char never planned for a devastating diagnosis of a malignant brain tumor in the prime of their life together, leaving them asking “what now?”

  • Feb 11, 2020

    Hope Through The Storm

    Always a giver, Char wants to help others who are facing the storms of life just like her. Steve and Char hatch a plan to turn their tragedy into triumph.

  • Feb 11, 2020

    Weathering More Storms

    Multiple recurrences of Char’s brain cancer, along with thyroid cancer, test their bond and their faith like never before.

  • Feb 11, 2020

    The Hope Conference

    Steve and Char seek to change lives on a bigger scale, bringing people together to share their stories and find the hope they desperately need.

  • Feb 11, 2020

    A Lasting Legacy

    After you lose the love of your life, what do you do with the rest of your time on earth? Steve grapples with this question and charts his next chapter.

Although Char is in heaven now, she’s still making a powerful impact on others through her story, her outreach, and the way she lived her life. Steve is committed to sharing Char’s message of hope with as many people as possible, both to honor her memory and glorify God.