Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Books on WINGS

Some crazy weather here on the east coast. Snow back in October and temperatures reaching 80 mid March. Go figure. One thing that Ellen and I do notice however, regardless of Mother Nature and unseasonal weather fluctuation, is that Butterflies are everywhere!
Snow White Buds Blooming
Margaret Zuccotti is one such beautiful soul who has given our book WINGS. Diagnosed with Stage 4 inflammatory breast cancer in 2006, she discovered a lump while nursing her infant son.  Thus began the path of surgery, treatment and advocacy for this wife, mother of 3, daughter, sister, friend, athlete (she was the first survivor to cross the finish line at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Philadelphia,  and now, butterfly.
Margaret and her kids

An educator by profession, Margaret created the Louise S. Mauran Book Fund in honor of her mother to support families in the Fox Chase Cancer Center community where she receives treatment.  Margaret contacted us after she found our book online and shared Butterfly Kisses and Wishes on Wings with other families facing cancer. We are honored to be a part of her fund and at the top of her list!

In addition, Margaret brought copies of our books, including our new Spanish edition to the recent C4YW conference in New Orleans last month as part of her brand new Reading for Reassurance initiative.  Hope you'll visit her Facebook page and click LIKE to keep on top of where she is taking this.

Thank you Margaret!

I feel that 'BK WOW' is a wonderful story because it touches on many of the challenges faced by families dealing with cancer. Why do you have cancer? Can I catch your cancer? Will you be ok? Is it alright that I am scared? These questions are asked by children of all ages and the book addresses them beautifully. It is great to find a resource that comforts the reader and the listener all at the same time. 

Margaret Zuccotti

Who is a butterfly in your life?  Who has helped you help others?

1 comment:

Ellen McVicker and Nanci Hersh said...

Thanks for sharing about such an inspirational woman!