The Survivorship Net: A Parable for the Family, Friends, and Caregivers of People with Cancer

The Survivorship Net: A Parable for the Family, Friends, and Caregivers of People with Cancer

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by Jim Owens, Bill Cass
     
 

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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

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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 caregivers—through their actions, deeds, and support—can add threads to the patient's and family's safety nets as they participate in the high-wire act that is cancer.

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“Jim Owens was a fighter and he was concerned about other people with cancer and their families. His vibrancy and love for life continues to guide us and teach us the importance of cancer survivorship and sponsorship. I encourage everyone to add their own thread to the net."  —Jim Ramstad, former congressman, U. S. House of Representatives

“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

Children's Literature - Terri Forehand RN
Max was scared because Dad has cancer. It means dad is weak and can't always play or go to work. Wondering what will happen to Max and his mom while dad is so sick, Dad tells a whimsical and fun story about a circus. The circus goes to pot when no one is available to care for the equipment and the nets for the trapeze artists. The boy in the story (another Max) decides that working together the nets and the equipment can be fixed. Dad's story parallels the story of how friends and family come together to help mow the lawn, make meals, and help mom and Max while Dad is getting better from his cancer. It is a heartwarming story of how family, caregivers, and friends all play an important part in surviving cancer. A great story to read with children whose parent is dealing with cancer. Reviewer: Terri Forehand, RN

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604430189
Publisher:
American Cancer Society, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/05/2010
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
1,498,983
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
7 Years

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