My Son... My Hero

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My Son, My Hero is the true account of 7 year old Michael James' brave battle with childhood cancer.
It follows the story through his father Kevin's eyes. Included are all of the highs and lows that are commonplace when battling cancer.
All facts are included, from the time of Michael's birth, to his first diagnosis at age 4, through his 2 year remission, then relapse and the road to bone marrow transplant. This book provides insight ...
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Overview


My Son, My Hero is the true account of 7 year old Michael James' brave battle with childhood cancer.
It follows the story through his father Kevin's eyes. Included are all of the highs and lows that are commonplace when battling cancer.
All facts are included, from the time of Michael's birth, to his first diagnosis at age 4, through his 2 year remission, then relapse and the road to bone marrow transplant. This book provides insight firsthand from the father who was with Michael constantly, is 100% true and is not embellished with any literary drama.
Also revealed are the positive actions of many people, and the mistakes and oversights of others. The book tries to bring the reader into the hospital rooms, where the reality of the unthinkable slowly becomes more and more real.
It is an emotional rollercoaster ride for the reader, and was a truly painful experience to create for the author and his wife. Michael was their only child born after 10 years of trying to conceive. He was valued and loved tremendously from the moment he arrived. Michael was a thoughtful and kind young man who touched and inspired everyone who knew him.
This book was never intended for the public. Kevin had 100 copies made to send to family, friends and supporters. Within weeks, Kevin was being urged by many to make the book available to all, as it was seen by many to be helpful to others. After months of thought, the parents were finally persuaded to publish.
Some of the Proceeds from this book will be donated to childhood cancer support organizations, as they were so kind and helpful to Michael and his family during their darkest times.
Thisis a very personal book that we hope will help the reader to see the things in life that are the most important.
Sincerely,
Kevin Smith
For more information, please visit mysonmyhero. org.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412047494
  • Publisher: Trafford Publishing POD
  • Publication date: 12/7/2004
  • Pages: 188
  • Product dimensions: 0.40 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 11.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Kevin Smith


Kevin Smith was born in Chiswick, London December 16th, 1952. The family emigrated to the U.S. October 19th, 1965.

After high school, Kevin joined the U.S. Army. In 1977, he moved back to England where he met and married his wife, Karen.

In 1983, Kevin and Karen moved back to the U.S. and established a business in Washington State. Michael James was born on August 4th, 1996.
In 1999, Kevin and Karen sold their business and relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada, where they still live. This book is the first book written by Kevin and was completed with great difficulty, shortly after their son Michael's passing.

The author Kevin and his wife Karen hope that their son's tribute My Son, My Hero will be well received by the public, so they may continue to try to help others in need. They know that this is what their son Michael would have wanted them to do.
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