I connected with the owner of Pediatric Cancer Awareness 24/7 a short while ago; she read Today’s the Day and today, she posted this incredible review on Amazon…”I love this story.
As a childhood cancer survivor and advocate, I personally know the effects of bullying. I had cancer when I was a toddler, and in middle school, the bullying began. I went home and cried every single day. I couldn’t understand why I was so different (am physically disabled because I came down with viral encephalitis when immunosuppressed and the infection damaged my brainstem, leaving me with cerebral palsy like disabilities) and with the bullying I endured just made it worse.
I couldn’t understand why I was so different and asked my parents to explain it to me over and over. Coming to terms with something you don’t even remember changing you so much is a process, and I finally got to the point where I could see past my own pain to other people’s.
That’s when I decided I wanted to help, when I found out the truth. Childhood cancer isn’t as rare as I was told it was, when it is the #1 cause of death by disease in children. And this book? It’s such a positive story with an inspiring message: no matter how young you are, or how helpless you feel, there’s always a way you can make a situation better, even if it’s just by being a friend or yes, donating your hair.”
It’s moved me in a way I didn’t know was possible. The story, the reason, the inspiration for the book, I thought had taken me to a max level of emotional investment.
But reading this story, and reading this review made me realize that emotional investments have no limit and no cap.
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. A perfect time to share this book and the ideas in it with the kids in your life.