Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Pages from
Butterfly Kisses and Wishes on Wings: When someone you love has cancer... a hopeful, helpful book for kids
©2011McVickerHersh, LLC

There is a lot of that going on around here.

This is an illustration from our book of my son Wondering.
I know he thinks a lot about whether he will get cancer, especially since I am a BRCA 2 carrier.

Fortunately, these days, there is help and information available.  FORCE is one such organization that offers support and information about hereditary breast and ovarian cancers. Sharsharet is another wonderful organization that helps young Jewish women, in particular, facing breast cancer as it has been found that women from Ashkenazi Jewish population are at higher risk for  the BRCA gene mutations.

A lot to take in, a lot to take on, but so much better when we don't do it alone.

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