An alphabet book with a mission, this 32 page
picture book will inspire, comfort,
educate and encourage children being treated for cancer. Using colorful, warm,
humorous illustrations and verse, the author employs the alphabet to feature
different aspects of coping with cancer treatment. Many pages include practical
information about where to find help or relief for children at this challenging
time in their lives.
Mr. and Mrs. Hair Fairy, creations of the author, are a humorous pair who visit
cancer patients on the day they lose their hair and leave them a gift. They
also watch over cancer patients and guide us through this heartwarming book of
encouragement. Although written to children, the book is great for people of
H is for Hair Fairy, an Alphabet of Encouragement and Insight for Kids (and
Kids at Heart!) with Cancer kicks off the Hair Fairy Project created by the
author in memory of her son, Nolan (1985-1993), who went through cancer twice
before the age of eight, and in honor of her 17 year old daughter Andrea, a
cancer survivor, who finished treatment for bone cancer in 2004. This
non-profit project brings joy and encouragement to children with cancer.
All proceeds from the book will be donated to a non-profit organization to
benefit children with cancer. The author wishes to thank two important
people by donating her first and second royalty checks from H is for Hair
Fairy to their non-profit organizations which also benefit kids with cancer.
They are Saranne Rothberg, founder of the
Comedy Cures Foundation, for her
insightful suggestions which have greatly improved and enriched the book, and
John Beltzer, founder of the
Songs of Love Foundation dedicated to writing
original songs for children with life threatening or chronic illness (Andrea's
song is beautiful! Thank you John!). All proceeds thereafter will be donated
to a non-profit account set up for the Hair Fairy Project.