In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September, it is my great pleasure to announce the publication of the book Chronicling Childhood Cancer: A Collection of Personal Stories by Children and Teens with Cancer. In this narrative collection, ten children and teens from C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital use their own words and colorful drawings to share their personal experiences with cancer. This diverse collection of patient stories provides insight into the unique lives of these individuals; some are recently diagnosed and undergoing treatment for cancer while others are in remission or have relapsed. These children and teens are honest and perceptive, their stories told with heartfelt emotion.
The book is currently available on Amazon and at the Literati Bookstore and Bookbound Bookstore in Ann Arbor. All of the proceeds received by the University of Michigan Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology for this book will be donated: 50% to the Block Out Cancer campaign for pediatric cancer research at the University of Michigan and 50% to the Child and Family Life Program at the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.
After dedicating myself to this project for more than a year, I am excited to be able to share these stories.