If I Get to Five : Throughout Dr. Fred Epstein's career as a pioneering pediatric neurosurgeon, his young patients have been his most important teachers and trusted guides. If I Get to Five is an unforgettable journey inside the hearts, minds, and souls of the wisest children you will ever encounter. In this inspiring book, Dr. Epstein's patients teach us the lessons we all need to learn in order to live life to the fullest. They teach us about seizing the moment and facing our deepest fears, about holding someone's hand and embracing the joy and wonder of everyday life. Most of all, they teach us about uncommon courage -- the courage to do what's hardest, to believe in what we don't understand, to love without fear and without boundaries. If I Get to Five is a tribute to the hidden strengths of childhood and the unstoppable life force that dwells within each of us.