“This journey to the circus is one of parable and message, none more important than that of a man on a high-wire and his need for a safety (survivorship) net! Deftly illustrated, this is a hopeful, insightful book and a 'must read' for any young family grappling with cancer.” —Davis Phinney, founder and chair, Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s
The Survivorship Net: A Parable for the Family, Friends, and Caregivers of People with Cancerby Jim Owens, Bill Cass
Colorful and whimsical, this tale aims to put fears to rest and emphasize the important role of family, friends, and caregivers in the life of every cancer patient. On one level, it is a children's story that allays anxiety and explains how kids can help their parents through treatment and recovery. On another level, it is a parable for all that… See more details below
Colorful and whimsical, this tale aims to put fears to rest and emphasize the important role of family, friends, and caregivers in the life of every cancer patient. On one level, it is a children's story that allays anxiety and explains how kids can help their parents through treatment and recovery. On another level, it is a parable for all that uses the metaphor of a circus to illustrate how friends, family, and caregiversthrough their actions, deeds, and supportcan add threads to the patient's and family's safety nets as they participate in the high-wire act that is cancer.
- American Cancer Society, Incorporated
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- 8.70(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.40(d)
- Age Range:
- 7 Years
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