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A Family's Journey Through Cancer
NF Picture Book
Pages: 32
Publisher: Second Story Press
Pub Date: 01/Jan/2005
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"This warm and wonderful story acknowledges the impact cancer has on the whole family. From a child’s point of view, it shows how humour and love can triumph. A must-have for any family living with this disease."Elizabeth Ross, Executive Director, National Ovarian Cancer Association. Key Selection: Hurricane Voices Breast Cancer Foundation Family Reading List

Where’s Mom’s Hair
is a touching real-life story about cancer treatment told from the perspective of the patient’s family, in particular her two sons ages 8 and 9.  Black and white photographs follow Mom Debbie as she and her family go through each step of fighting cancer—including a huge hair-shaving party. This personal journey highlights the questions children have when a loved one gets cancer, in a way that provides clear and non-frightening answers. A perfect book to help parents, family, friends, teachers, counselors and all adults assist children in understanding what is happening during treatments.

After her diagnosis Debbie Watters and her family quickly discovered a need for a book that would clearly lay out the steps and effects of chemotherapy with gentle humour and compassion. Her husband Shawn and sons Haydn and Emmett were instrumental in inspiring and creating this book. During Debbie’s treatment, she also seized the opportunity to write a one woman comedy show called One Cup Left, a reflection on her diagnosis and recovery. She has performed widely for breast cancer associations, including Gilda’s Club in Toronto, raising thousands of dollars for research and care.

The Globe and Mail
This funny, tender book domesticates the feral beast that is cancer in the minds of both children and adults.
ETFO Voice
The often humorous black and white photos are worth a thousand words; this book is a great example of visual literacy.
Mothering
(An) upbeat, honest account of Debbie's chemotherapy treatment from her son's perspective. Sophie Hogan's black-and-white photos depict the family's verve and determination

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