Elle's Silly Hats

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AuthorHouse, 2010 - 12 pages
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This story champions self-confidence, and teaches children to cope with their feelings and changing appearance in a positive way. This book can also provide an outlet for adults who are trying to break the news of their own cancer diagnosis and future changes to a child. A pediatric cancer diagnosis usually comes unexpectedly, and with a whirlwind of emotions, to both parent and child; but it is not a situation that cannot be triumphed. While the main character's body may be going through changes, aches, and pains, her spirit is never broken, and that is the true marvel of a child. Helping children maintain a positive and fun-loving attitude while battling a new stage in their life is an imperative part of the recovery process. A portion of the proceeds of this book will be donated to pediatric cancer research funds to aid in the fight against childhood cancers.

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I didn't know a-lot about cancer except my grandmother had it, but I bought this book because I know the author, her family and her little girl who survived cancer. This is a sweet book, and offers a-lot of inspiration. I think it's great that they are spreading the word about cancer in kids and giving proceeds to fund cancer research. I think more needs to be done to raise awareness, this book is a great start. 

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About the author (2010)

N.L. Smith, is a mother of three, wife, veteran, and student. She now focuses her time and energy on her daughter's recovery from Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, in which she was diagnosed October of 2008; and helping other caregivers supporting the proud fight with their children against childhood cancers. "My brave, beautiful, and shining baby daughter Jiselle, who is fighting cancer, inspired Elle's Silly Hats. She gives my family, and I, the hope and optimism we seek everyday. I would like to reach out to children and families who face similar challenges, and give them a fun and enjoyable experience by reading something they can identify with. This book is in honor of her.

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